Concealed Handgun Permit Holder stops armed robbery in Miami

The heroic actions of the customer who stopped a robbery at a Miami Burger King are here.

1 dead, one injured in Miami Burger King shooting
Posted on Tuesday, 03.24.09
One man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shootout inside a Miami Burger King on Tuesday, officials said.

Police said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store at Biscayne Boulevard and 54th Street and demanded money from a clerk.

A customer, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun, said Officer Jeff Giordano, a Miami police spokesman.

The customer and robber exchanged fire.

The robber was shot dead at the scene.

The customer, who had several gunshot wounds, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in serious but stable condition, said Lt. Ignatius Carroll, a Miami Fire Rescue spokesman.

At about 4 p.m., officials got several 911 calls reporting people shot inside the Burger King.

Later stories noted that the customer argued with the masked robber, apparently to get him to put down his gun. The citizen could have simply shot the robbery, but he was obviously not looking for an excuse to shoot the robber and the risk that he took endangered his own life.

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