NY Pharmacist Opens Fire on Knife Wielding Robber

June 17 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: myfoxny.com Archive: WebCite.org

Stock - gun in handA pharmacist in NY was facing an armed robber demanding the drugs Ritalin and Dilaudid during a broad daylight robbery at his pharmacy.

The pharmacist complied with the robber’s demands and gave him the drugs he was asking for. Once the robber left the store, the pharmacist exited the store to try and get a look at the car the man was driving.

The robber saw the pharmacist from his getaway car, got out of the car, drew a knife and approached the pharmacist. At this point, in fear for his life, the pharmacist drew a handgun and fired a single shot at the suspect, which ended up hitting the back tire of the suspect’s car.

The suspect then got back into his car and fled the area. He was spotted nearby by an ambulance driver and was arrested by police without incident. He was charged with robbery 1st degree.

Seeing as how this happened in New York, there is always the possibility the pharmacist could be charged with violating some random firearm law, but the source articles mention nothing about him being charged.

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