Business owner defends shop, fires on robbers

Jennifer Cruz for reports:

An attempted robbery at a San Antonio automotive shop Tuesday afternoon was thwarted when the owner of the business opened fire on the suspects, killing one and possibly wounding the second.

The two suspects drove to Vail’s Industrial Park around 2 p.m. One of the men stayed in the truck, while the other walked into the business, brandished a gun and demanded the owner hand over money, as well as the owner’s wallet.

However, instead of grabbing for his wallet or any cash, the owner of the shop reached for a handgun. An exchange of gunfire ensued, and the suspect sitting in the truck was struck in the stomach.

The injured suspect crashed the truck close to the shop after his attempts to flee from the scene were unsuccessful. Authorities believe the second suspect was injured either by gunfire or struck by the truck when his accomplice attempted to drive away.

…Douglas Greene, spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department, confirmed no charges are being sought against the business owner, as it appears he acted in self-defense.

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