Store employee shoots attempted robber in Fordham


“…and X marks the Bronx.” –James Cagney, in The Fighting 69th

Police say a store employee took matters into his own hands to stop an attempted robbery in Fordham early Sunday morning.

They say a 26-year-old man walked into the store just before 1 a.m. and tried to rob it.

Police say the 34-year-old employee pulled out a gun and fired at the attempted robber multiple times, hitting him.

Officials tell News 12 that the firearm the employee used was his licensed gun. The suspect was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police say the employee is not being charged as of Sunday morning.


Man wrestles weapon from would-be robber, fires fatal shot

WEST PALM BEACH — An alleged robber was fatally shot with their own firearm Saturday night in West Palm Beach after two victims fought back and gained control of the gun, according to preliminary findings by city police.

According to investigators, two adult males were sitting inside a parked car in the 600 block of 37th Street near Broadway at around 10:48 p.m. when they were approached by an armed person who allegedly attempted to rob them. During an ensuing struggle, one of the victims armed himself with the assailant’s gun, shooting and killing the suspect, according to West Palm Beach police spokesman Sgt. David Lefont.

No further information was immediately available.


No charges filed in weekend shooting in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Police say no charges have been filed in connection with a weekend shooting. Officers say it now appears the person who pulled the trigger did so in self-defense.

The shooting happened just before midnight Sunday in the 4000 block of West 21st Place. That’s near Cibola High School.

Witnesses told KYMA they heard arguing followed by gunshots.

Police arrived to find a man shot in the back. Officers say one person at the scene did admit to pulling the trigger, but they did not take that person into custody.

Paramedics took the victim to Yuma Regional Medical Center. His injuries were not serious.