Does this really require an explanation? Evidently to the media, it does.

via WFTS Tampa

Tampa Police are investigating a shooting at the Sunoco gas station located at E. Hillsborough Avenue and 34th Street.

Police said a man attempted to rob the gas station using a pellet gun early Friday.

Officers said the clerk armed himself with his own firearm and fired at the suspect striking him in the leg. 

Investigators believe the shots were fired just outside the gas station door.

Investigators on scene told ABC Action News they believe the shooting is most likely justified, regardless of whether or not the gun was a pellet gun. 

“Now the clerk knows when you have a gun shoved in your face you don’t know if it’s a pellet gun or a B.B. gun...” said Lieutenant Ricardo Ubinas with the Tampa Police Department. “It really doesn’t change the dynamics of the robbery. It’s still an armed robbery.”

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