There are a few things that are odd about this story. First, the Owner of the store being robbed at gunpont said it was unfortunate that the pistol wielding thug was killed. Secondly, the customer that shot from self defense was arrested.
The robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. at the Level Up Barber Shop and Auto Body Repair near 31st Street and Cameron Avenue.
A co-owner of the store, who asked only to be identified as Ty, talked about the fatal shooting and attempted robbery.
“He asked some questions about how much a haircut costs, then went into the bathroom to put his mask on and get his gun ready or whatever,” Ty said.
Milwaukee police said the robber started patting down customers when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the man.
The co-owner said his customer protected himself and other patrons.
“One of the customers acted in self-defense. He had his (concealed-carry permit), a registered firearm, and unfortunately killed the robber,” Ty said.
The dead man was not immediately identified. Ty said he had never seen the robber before and wondered why his business was targeted.
Ty said he also has a concealed-carry permit and is always on guard because of the violence in Milwaukee.
“The crime rate is so high. It’s like nobody wants to work for an honest living anymore,” Ty said.
The gunman was taken into police custody for questioning. The case will be turned over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for review once the investigation is completed.
Not one of us would have done anything different. Well done to the unnamed customer for saving the lives of the patrons and workers at this barbershop.
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