Having been robbed for over $28,000 dollars of merchandise by three masked robbers just a year ago, the owner of the Step-N-Style in Dayton, Ohio decided he was not going to be a victim again.
On Monday (June 30th) morning two men wearing white surgical masks entered the store brandishing guns. This time, the store owner was armed as well.
The owner drew his gun and fired a single shot, killing one of the robbers instantly.
"Somebody just tried to rob my store and I killed one of them," he told a 911 dispatcher. "I shot him. He had a gun."
"At this point, it does appear to be self defense, but we are going through a full investigation to determine that," Dayton police Lt. Matthew Dickey said.
"It's becoming more common, just because, unfortunately, there's been a number of robberies in the area over the last several years," he said. "Some employees and some owners have taken to arming themselves in self defense. It's a serious decision they have to make."
The robbers partner fled the scene immediately and is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male, approximately five-foot six-inches tall with a thin build wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt.