Alleged robber shot by pharmacy employee


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Desertdog
May 31, 2005, 06:30 PM
Lesson to be learned; don''t take a fake gun to a real robbery. :uhoh:

Alleged robber shot by pharmacy employee
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20050527-1930-pharmacyshooting.html


SAN DIEGO A 32-year-old man armed with a plastic replica revolver was shot to death Friday by an employee of a North Park pharmacy when he allegedly tried to rob it for a second time, authorities said.
At about 11:30 a.m., the robbery suspect, whose name has not been released, entered the FedRx Pharmacy in the 4000 block of 30th Street near Lincoln Avenue wearing latex gloves and sunglasses, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney.

An employee recognized the man as the same person who allegedly robbed the business of prescription drugs at gunpoint on April 11, Rooney said.

The man again demanded drugs, and reached for the butt of what appeared to be a handgun protruding from his waistband, according to Rooney.

As the man placed his hand on the gun, the employee who recognized him pulled a gun and fatally wounded the suspect, Rooney said.

The suspect collapsed near the pharmacy's front door and the employee called police. The suspect died at the scene, Rooney said.

It turned out the man's gun was a plastic replica revolver, according to Rooney. The employee involved in the shooting was questioned and released.

The Police Department's homicide team will investigate the shooting and present its findings to the District Attorney's Office, Rooney said.

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Punkermonkey
May 31, 2005, 06:42 PM
Guilty until proven innocent, I mean innocent until proven guilty - Right?

And now the wrongful death suite begins....... :barf:

"....but he was just a confused youth!.... the drugs made him do it..... my boy would never harm anyone...."

Henry Bowman
June 1, 2005, 10:25 AM
A 32-year-old man Right at the cusp of what the Brady Bunch and VPC consider a "child."

Guess he forgot the first rule of gunfighting.

8830
June 1, 2005, 11:28 AM
It's nice to see that the clerk paid attention the first time he was robbed and that he didn't hesitate the second time.

SLCDave
June 1, 2005, 11:55 AM
As long as the gun was on the approved gun list, properly purchased and registered to the shooter, I'd say that this was a good shoot (even in **********).

TonyB
June 2, 2005, 08:57 AM
Don't mess with us Pharmacy Technicians........I work at a retail pharmacy part time and often think about us being robbed..of course CCW is against company policy and would be wrong :uhoh:
I wouldn't shoot a scum bag just to save the company some money,but if he goes for a gun he's gonna get mozambeked....... :eek:

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