[Video] Dairy Queen Employee Shoots and Kills Armed Robber

August 29 2014
by GSL Staff
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A Dairy Queen employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico had to use a concealed firearm to defend himself and his co-workers from an armed robber yesterday evening.

According to the Albuquerque Journal,

[BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson] said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun and demanded money. The cashier gave him money and ducked behind the counter. The man then asked for more money. That’s when a different restaurant employee, “in fear of his own life,” fired at the robber, he said.

The man was struck at least once and died after being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.

The employee is not expected to face any charges in the case as of right now. Authorities did say they are investigating to see if the employee was carrying the gun legally.

Witnesses say that as many as five shots were fired. Police say the suspect did not fire his gun during the robbery.

The identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

This is the 12th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of New Mexico and the 1,274th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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