By Samuel Chamberlain. Armed employees at a Cleveland Taco Bell shot and killed a would-be robber early Wednesday, police said.
Police responded to the store in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood shortly before 3 a.m. and found the suspect suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. . .
Investigators say five Taco Bell employees were in the store when the suspects came in wearing masks and ordered them to get on the ground. Three of the employees opened fire, striking the suspect. (Read more from “THREE Concealed-Carry Taco Bell Employees Gun Down Armed Invader in Cleveland” HERE)
Taco Bell Employees Not Charged, Store Owner Backs Them Up
By Jennifer Smith. None of the male workers at the fast food restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio, have been named. All were armed when two masked robbers stormed the restaurant at 2.45am on Wednesday to demand cash.
The employees, two of whom are 19 and one is 23, opened fire, shooting one of them in the ribs. The other ran away.
When police arrived at the restaurant, they found the attempted robber unconscious with a loaded gun in his hand. He had been shot six times in total and was later pronounced dead at hospital. . .
So far none of the employees are facing charges. [The franchise owner] said they acted in self-defense and is cooperating with police. . .
Both McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts take a similar approach, leaving it up to local owners to decide whether customers are able to bring their firearms into restaurants and stores.
In 2013, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz sparked controversy when he said guns were not welcome in his stores. See more about that story HERE. (Read more from this story about the Taco Bell employees HERE).