Would-Be Robber Shot, Killed By MetroPCS Employee, Police Say

Would-Be Robber Shot, Killed By MetroPCS Employee, Police Say


A MAILBOX EXPLODED OVERNIGHT AND NOW THE HUNT IS ON FOR WHO IGNITED ON. WE BEGIN WITH A WOULD-BE ROBBERY SHOT AND KILLED BY AN EMPLOYEE AT A LOCAL CELL PHONE STORE. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. I’M UKEE WASHINGTON. AND I’M JESSICA KARTALIJA. THE TENSE ENCOUNTER THAT LASTED ONLY SECONDS WAS CAPTURED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER GREG ARGOS IS AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS WITH WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECT AND THE WORKER. GREG? Reporter: WELL, JESSICA, THE ENTIRE ORDEAL LASTED LESS THAN 12 SECONDS. POLICE SAY THAT MAN WHO ENTERED THE STORE INTENDED TO ROB IT BUT HE PROBABLY DID NOT REALIZE THE SINGLE EMPLOYEE INSIDE WAS ALSO CARRYING A HANDGUN. REPORTS OF GUNFIRE CAME ON THE INITIAL CALL. OUT OF NOWHERE, I HEARD ABOUT TEN GUNSHOTS. Reporter: POLICE RUSHING TO THE CORNER OF 70TH AND ELMWOOD STREETS IN SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA. WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE THEY WERE MET BY AN EMPLOYEE OF METRO PCS. Reporter: AND TURNED OUT THAT SHOOTING INSIDE THIS METRO PCS CELL PHONE STORE. THE GUY THAT WORKS AT METRO PCS WENT UP THE STORE WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND. Reporter: LET’S BACK UP ABOUT 30 SECONDS, AROUND 4:TEN MONDAY AFTERNOON EYEWITNESS NEWS OBTAINING THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO INSIDE THE STORE WHICH SHOWS A MAN WEARING A HOODIE ENTER WITH A HANDGUN. HE TOSSES WHAT THE STORE OWNER SAYS IS A BAG TOWARD THE SOUL EMPLOYEE TELLING HIM TO FILL IT WITH PHONES. LITTLE DOES HE KNOW THAT, WOULDER IS ARMED HIMSELF. HE DISCHARGED HIS FIREARM AT THE ROBBERY SUSPECT NUMEROUS TIMES STRIKING HIM. THAT SUSPECT DIED AND THE CAPTAIN SAYS THAT EMPLOYEE WHOSE IDENTITY WE’RE CONCEALING IS LEGALLY ALLOWED TO CARRY. THEY SAY THE STORY STORE’S BEEN ROBBED AT LEAST TWO OTHER TIMES THE PAST YEARS, SO OF THE POLICE ROUTINELY VISITED. THE OFFICERS WILL GO IN THERE MEET WITH EMPLOYEEEES AND SIGN THE LOGBOOK. Reporter: MONDAY EVENING KOREAN SEEM AND LIFTS AND DETECTIVES COMBED THROUGH THE STORE. I GO THERE EVERY DAY. Reporter: AS THOSE WHO LIVE, SHOP AND WORK NEARBY, SOME WHO EVEN KNOW THE EMPLOYEE. SEE SOMETHING HERE, I BOUGHT MY PHONE FROM THERE, HE’S A REALLY GOOD GUY. Reporter: SAY THEY’RE SO VERY GLAD HE’S OKAY. IT’S A SHAME THAT IT HAD TO HAPPEN BUT JUST THANK GOD IT WAS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? HE DIDN’T GET HURT. REPORTER: RIGHT NOW, THAT STORE EMPLOYEE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH ANYTHING. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING. MEANWHILE, DETECTIVES HAVE NOT YET RELEASED THE NAME OF THAT WOULD-BE ROBBERY WHO DIED THERE AT THE STORE.

99 thoughts to “Would-Be Robber Shot, Killed By MetroPCS Employee, Police Say”

  1. Nobody should’ve to die but when you live that type of lifestyle you get what coming to you prayer 🙏🏾 to philly .

  2. HE DROPPED THE HOOD RAT ON HIS ASS WEST PHILLY STYLE BANG BANG HIT 10 TIMES HE SMOKED HIM MOMMA SAID HE WAS A GOOD BOY IN SCHOOL

  3. Hi. I want to see the UNEDITED video. This is the internet you assholes. Remember? THE IN-TER-NET? That means NOT FCC regulated.

  4. Hey Philadelphia at this point AMERICANS sick of your ghetto news…We no longer care… FILTHY Animal City #Killers

  5. Why even talk about charges????? He was legally and totally in the right in this situation, since when did Philly became a part of N.J.?

  6. VERY SAD. YOUNG MAN DIES OVER A CELL PHONE. HE NEEDED TO TEXT SOMEONE THAT BADLY? I GUESS THE EMPLOYEE WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED BY THE ROBBER AND SHOT FIRST. THE ROBBER'S GUN WAS PROBABLY FAKE. HE BLEW IT. JUST GET A JOB AT MCDONALD'S AND GO TO WORK FOR YOUR CELL PHONE. GOOD ADVICE….DON'T LOOK FOR FREE STUFF. NOTHING IS FREE.

  7. CNN & MSNBC News flash: MetroPCS employee fired for shooting robber. It is not work culture to bring gun at workplace.

  8. Is this a possible scenario in the aftermath? —— Robbers mama: "Why u hafta shott my babie, he jus wanted hes fone fixd hes xpecting call fo job interview"!

  9. Where are the calls for gun confiscation from the Democrats. Not all people who have a hoodie on in August are bad…right

  10. You can tell the robber thought he had control of the room. This wasn’t his first rodeo. It’s definitely his last though.

  11. Good for him for not being a victim. I carry my handgun when I can for self defense. I'm not getting killed by some loser like that.

  12. I LOVE …STORIES LIKE THIS!!!! THANK YOU…FOR KILLING THIS CRIMINAL AND SAVING THE ………TAXPAYERS MONEY!!!!

  13. If every would be robber knew there was a chance of dying if they try to rob somewhere there would be a hell lot less criminals out there. Sad that a life was lost, but this is the consequence.

  14. Sad….And the robber was on his way to college. What's Dirty Harry say, "I never mind a little shooting, as long as the right people get shot."

  15. Not a surprise that the comments section is full of racists, trolls and morons. Any loss of life is regrettable though fortunately in this situation the person who was in the wrong died. I'm glad this employee was armed and will get to see his family again. Its terrible that phone store employees need to pack a side arm in this country.

  16. Thank you Donald. Because of you the Chinese products are so expensive now these American people couldn't afford to buy them.

  17. C’mon y’all! Dat nigga wuz just lookin’ fo da unlimited nap plan. MetroPCS employee (dead eye Pistol Pete) stamped his ticket. Great job. I would have paid money to hear buddy’s last thought. Probably was ‘WTF?”

  18. Quick on the draw, he smoked his ass. Waiting on the left to say he actually just had a cellphone that looked like a gun.

  19. But he was a good guy. (See pic provided by family from 2004)
    He had a job. (to terrorize the community)
    This is wrong. The family (who hadn’t seen him in 8 years) is so heartbroken and is seeking 2.5M

  20. Walks in there, like he's done it a million times. Just shows how embolden these pricks are, when 9/10 they face an unarmed victim? No dice this time J'amarquantavious III.

  21. I love how the fake news says he has not been charged yet BUT an investigation is ongoing. What a joke. Does anyone really think they are going to charge him?

  22. Holy smokes, that place is ghetto. Interviewing crack heads who, by miracle, are able to pay their cell bill on time. Not their dealers but their freaking cell phone bill. And why the heck are you in there everyday?

  23. "He did not realize" the guy in the store was prepared to protect himself. What a purposefully deceitful news cast. He threatened the employee with his life the second he pulled a gun, the worker has the right then to defend his life, and did. It 's a beautiful turn out and one that needs to happen more often. Quit acting like self defense with guns is uncommon and taboo and wrong.

  24. Bruh Greg… Wym "charged"? Why the hell would the clerk be charged for anything?? He pulled the gun because he saw the robber was armed. If he didn't pull the ccw out right then he'd be the one dead on the ground… is that really what y'all dummies want?? Dead law abiding citizens??

  25. Why do the newscasters keep saying he was "licensed to carry"? All Americans are licensed to carry firearms by virtue of the Second Amendment in our Constitution. That's why it says "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED".

  26. A citizen allowed to carry saves his life and prevents a robbery and saves the rest of society from pos thug in the future

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