Police are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that occurred Friday morning outside of a Tyson Foods chicken plant in Monroe, N.C.
WSOC-TV reported that Tyson Food worker Terry Campbell acted in self-defense when he shot two would-be robbers, Jarvis Miller and Jermaine Blakeney, around 5:15 a.m. Friday.
The men ran up to Campbell while he was sitting in his car in the Tyson parking lot after he was done with his overnight shift, investigators said.
When Miller and Blakeney opened Campbell’s door, they began pistol-whipping him. But he turned the tables around on the two suspects by grabbing his own gun and firing at them, according to detectives.
“One suspect was shot multiple times, the other was shot once. Both were transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main,” said city spokesman Pete Hovanec.
Police said Campbell then picked up the men’s gun from the ground and went to go call 911 for help at a nearby gas station.
According to WBTV, the city of Monroe's spokesperson said Campbell was taken into custody, but released to his family after he was questioned by police about the shooting. Campbell did not want to go on camera, but told WBTV that he reacted quickly and used the gun he had on him.
Campbell will not be charged. The 911 call he made at the gas station has not yet been released.