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Concealed Carrier Prevents Gas Station Robbery In Florida

Jason Chulack Reporting Intern

A concealed carrier shot a would-be robber in a gas station north of Tampa early Thursday morning, according to CBS 10.

The concealed carrier was inside a Marathon gas station in Wesley Chapel, Fla., when a man entered the store, held the clerk at gun point and demanded money.

The armed citizen fired a shot at the suspect and missed, which prompted a struggle between the two. The suspect, identified as Christopher Michael Lilly, dropped his weapon during the struggle and when he began to reach for it, the concealed carrier shot Lilly in the hip, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement arrived on scene during the struggle and aided in subduing the suspect, who was later taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“If you’re in a life or death situation and you’re in fear of your life you absolutely have your God-given right in Pasco County to defend yourself,” Sheriff Nocco said in a press conference.