Saturday 26 March 2022

Man at ATM turns the tables on gun-toting crook, grabbing his weapon and shooting him multiple times

 A man standing at an ATM in a Philadelphia smoke shop got the best of a crook who approached him with a gun early Tuesday, grabbing the suspect's weapon and shooting him multiple times.

The suspect — who ran for his life through the shop's glass front — was found dead minutes later in a nearby stolen car.

What are the details?

Surveillance video captured the scary scene that took place around 1 a.m. in the 5300 block of 5th Street in the city's Olney section, WPVI-TV reported.

Police told the station the suspect, believed to be in his 20s, approached the 45-year-old victim — and then within seconds the victim wrenched the gun away from the suspect and shot him several times.

Image source: WPVI-TV video screenshot

"I heard two pops," a neighbor who didn't want to be identified told WPVI. "I woke up out of my sleep, and I heard somebody scream." 

Video also showed the victim hitting the suspect in the face with the gun and knocking him to the ground. The suspect then fled Y&H Snacks & Candy through the glass on the front door that had been partially shattered by gunfire.

Image source: WPVI-TV video screenshot

Investigators told the station the suspect was found dead in a stolen car in the 400 block of West Olney Avenue, just blocks away from smoke shop. Officers found him around 1:15 a.m. with gunshot wounds to the groin and thigh, WTXF-TV reported, adding that the Toyota was stolen last week. 

Anything else?

Police told WPVI a bullet hit a man who was waiting outside the smoke shop for the victim who shot the suspect, and he's expected to survive. WTXF said the 36-year-old man was shot in the shoulder.

The victim who fatally shot the suspect wasn't injured, WPVI said.

WTXF said he and the man who was waiting for him are cooperating with authorities.

Police said an individual who drove the suspect to the smoke shop is still being sought, WPVI reported. That person abandoned the suspect in the stolen car, WTXF said.

WPVI said it's unclear whether any charges will be filed in the case.

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