A Philadelphia gun store owner allegedly killed a potential looter early Tuesday, police said.
The owner of Firing Line Inc. in South Philadelphia told police he was inside his store when four men entered after smashing the glass of the door at about 4:13 a.m.
The 67-year-old owner, whose name was not released by police, confronted the men after they ran up the stairs and discharged his Bushmaster M4 rifle, “fatally wounding one offender,” the Philadelphia Police Department said in a statement.
“One of the individuals that broke into the property, pointed a handgun at him,” Chief Inspector Scott Smalls told Fox 29. “And that’s when the store owner fired his own weapon — striking the one perpetrator at least one time in the head and he collapsed, dropping his gun between his legs.”
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