A Texas man dining out with his family shot and killed an armed man allegedly trying to rob the store, according to police.
The family was dining at a restaurant in south San Antonio when a man came in around 8:30 p.m. and began threatening the father while his children were in the bathroom, San Antonio Express-News reports.
“He was threatened by the robber, who was displaying a gun,” San Antonio Police Department Captain Michael Starnes said.
The armed man had asked the family for money, but the father said he wouldn’t give him anything and tried to get the attention of one of the employees. At some point, the would-be robber threatened the restaurant employees, who ran to the back of the restaurant.
The father told police the gunman turned the gun on his family, at which point he pulled out his own handgun and shot the robber.
“The citizen is a licensed carrier and did use his handgun to take down the robber,” Starnes said. The robber, who was between 25 and 30 years old, died at the scene.
Police say the man who took him down is not facing charges.
“He really saved the day and protected a lot of people today,” Starnes said.
Texas law allows licensed gun owners to carry weapons openly in most restaurants.
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