2 would-be robbers shot at, 1 fatally, by pizza store employee at George’s Pizza in Frankford neighborhood, Philadelphia – US 247 News

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Two would-be robbers were shot at, one fatally, by a pizza store employee in Philadelphia on Saturday night.

According to Philadelphia police, the incident happened around 8 pm at George’s Pizza on Oxford Avenue in the city’s Frankford neighborhood.

Officers say two suspects entered the pizza shop armed with firearms and attempted to rob the store.

Gunfire was exchanged between the two suspects and the store’s employee.

One of the suspects was shot multiple times in the head and upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second suspect fled from the pizza shop on foot.

Police say nothing was taken from the store and no other injuries were reported. They also recovered the suspects’ firearms at the scene.

There is no word yet on the identity of the suspect who was shot and killed.

One man at the scene told Action News he spoke with the store employee who fired at the suspects. The employee said the shooting was in self-defense.

“What I saw was a guy lying down on the ground. Blood. The owner’s son said he had to shoot him because the guy was shooting at him. Said he had to shoot back self-defense,” recalled Bill Hackett from Frankford.

Police say they are reviewing outdoor security cameras to try and locate the suspect who ran away.

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