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Alleged robber shot by pharmacy employee

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Desertdog, May 31, 2005.

  1. Desertdog

    Desertdog Participating Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Ridgecrest Ca
    Lesson to be learned; don''t take a fake gun to a real robbery. :uhoh:

    Alleged robber shot by pharmacy employee

    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.
    Last edited: May 31, 2005
  2. Punkermonkey

    Punkermonkey Member

    May 19, 2005
    IE, CA
    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...."
  3. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Right at the cusp of what the Brady Bunch and VPC consider a "child."

    Guess he forgot the first rule of gunfighting.
  4. 8830

    8830 Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Victoria, TX
    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.
  5. SLCDave

    SLCDave Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    Salt Lake Valley
    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 **********).
  6. TonyB

    TonyB Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Schodack NY
    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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