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Another Good Guy With a Gun: Subway Employee Shoots Armed Robber

September 14, 2021: Chalk up yet another win for the good guys, the second one in just eight days.

The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a homicide near I-25 and Gibson. The shooting happened around 5:20AM at a Subway restaurant.

According to police, “it appears that an armed male entered the store and attempted to rob it. An employee that was armed came from the back of the store to assist a coworker and shot the suspected robber, killing him.”

Albuquerque Police Spokesman Gilbert Gallegos went on to say “detectives are very interested in who this robber is and what motivated him to rob the store this early in the morning.” The store is listed as open 24 hours a day and is in the Southeast area of Albuquerque. A target of opportunity seems likely.

This is the second robbery that has turned into a homicide in the Duke City within the last 8 days. Gallegos stated that “it is concerning that we haven’t had, in at least a few years, an armed robbery at a restaurant or a business that turned into a homicide.”

Last week on September 6th, a store employee of Tobacco Town shot and killed a would-be robber. The robber made it out of the store, only to collapse and die on the sidewalk.

It would seem that store employees are more willing to take matters into their own hands. Who can blame them? APD reported 31,438 crimes for the first half of 2021. At a population of just over 560,000, the crime rate is still out of control.

The Albuquerque Police Department is severely understaffed, leaving citizens to feel the need to protect themselves. This is yet another reason we must all stand together to protect the second amendment.

The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating its second homicide committed in self defense in just eight days. Neither case has led to the announcement of charges against the employees.

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