Philly pizza place employee shoots and kills armed man during attempted robbery

Nov 5, 2023 | Political News

According to authorities, an employee at a pizza shop in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood fatally shot a potential robber during an altercation on Saturday night.

tTwo individuals carrying firearms entered George's Pizza on Oxford Avenue around 8 p.m. in an attempted robbery, as disclosed by Philadelphia police to WPVI.

During the incident, there was an exchange of gunfire involving the store employee and the two assailants, police say.

Authorities confirmed that one of the suspects sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper body, leading to his immediate death at the scene.

Police further clarified that nothing was stolen during the incident and no other individuals were harmed. Additionally, the firearms belonging to the suspects were recovered by the authorities at the site of the incident.

The identity of the deceased suspect has not yet been disclosed.

An eyewitness on the scene informed Action News that he had a conversation with the store employee responsible for firing at the suspects.

The employee reportedly asserted that the shooting was an act of self-defense: “What I saw was a guy lying down on the ground. Blood. The owner's son said he had to shoot him because the guy was shooting at him. Said he had to shoot back [in] self-defense,” the witness said.