An armed man trying to rob a pizza shop was shot and killed in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said.
The incident happened as two men armed with guns entered George’s Pizza on the 5300 block of Oxford Avenue around 8 p.m. on Saturday night when shots were fired, according to police.
One of the attempted robbers was shot multiple times and killed just before 8:30 p.m., police said. The other suspect fled the scene on foot.
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.
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 recovered two guns from the scene. No other injuries were reported. They are also reviewing outdoor security cameras to try and locate the suspect who ran away.