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Man Shot Dead By Dairy Queen Worker After Attempted Robbery

| by Lisa Fogarty

A man in Albuquerque, New Mexico was attempting to rob a Dairy Queen on Thursday evening when he was reportedly shot and killed by a restaurant worker, reports Albuquerque Journal.

The man allegedly approached the Dairy Queen’s window while carrying a gun and ordered the worker to give him money. The cashier obliged by handing him cash before ducking down behind the counter. After the alleged robber demanded even more money, a different employee reportedly shot him because he was “in fear of his own life,” according to police.

Police were stopping a driver near the restaurant when they reportedly heard gunshots and responded. They reportedly found the suspect outside of Dairy Queen with gunshot wounds.  He was struck at least once, according to police, and died at University of New Mexico Hospital.

The man’s name has not been released. The shooter isn’t likely to face charges, though police are investigating whether he had the right to carry a gun.

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The other restaurant employees reportedly took shelter in the eatery and locked down the establishment until police arrived. No one else was injured.

Source: Albuquerque Journal

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