Employee at Akron Metro PCS store shoots robber who pulled out gun

The MetroPCS store at 634 Main Street in Akron.
The MetroPCS store at 634 Main Street in Akron.((Source: Google Maps))
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 11:50 AM EST
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A man who pulled out a gun during a robbery at an Akron MetroPCS store Tuesday night was shot by an employee who pulled out a gun of his own, Akron police said.

The robbery happened just before 8 p.m. at the MetroPCS store on Main Street in Akron.

According to Akron police, the suspect entered the store, pulled out a handgun, and took money from the cash register.

The suspect then tried to get access to the safe.

That’s when a MetroPCS employee pulled out his own handgun and fired multiple shots at the subject before running from the store.

Officers took the suspect into custody when they arrived on scene.

The suspect had been hit by at least one shot and is in the hospital where he is in serious, but stable, condition, police said.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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