Would-Be Dairy Queen Bandit Shot, Killed by Armed Employee
On August 28 "a man trying to rob" an Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dairy Queen was shot and killed by an armed employee.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) spokesman said the would-be robber "went to the Dairy Queen window with a gun and demanded money." A store employee handed money to the suspect, after which the suspect continued pointing the gun and "asked for more money." That is when a different employee – one who was armed – stepped up shot the suspect.
Walter Lopez was working in his backyard next to Dairy Queen when he "heard three shots, then a pause, and then two more shots."
The BCSO spokesman said a deputy was handling a traffic stop near the Dairy Queen when he too heard shots "around 6 pm." The deputy "found a man outside the Dairy Queen with gunshot wounds."
The suspect "died after being transported to the University of New Mexico hospital."
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