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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