An armed Phoenix man foiled the robbery of Desert Schools Federal Credit Union by taking the keys out of the getaway car then shooting and killing one of the robbers.
The good Samaritan, Sean Quaid, owns a “neighboring business” and was alerted to the robbery when an employee inside the credit union called him on October 15. He went outside and found the empty getaway car sitting in front of the credit union, keys in the ignition and the engine still running. So he grabbed the keys.
According to The Arizona Republic, when the robbers came out of the credit union and saw the keys were gone they went back inside, believing a customer had taken them. After searching but coming up empty, the two robbers went back outside, pointed a gun at the driver of a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup truck and demanded he hand his keys over to them.
After seeing the robbers point their guns at the man driving the truck, Quaid intervened again — raising his gun at the two suspects. When one of the robbers, 29-year-old Lyndell Cherry, raised his gun in return, Quaid shot and Cherry “collapsed.”
The other robber, 21-year-old Vincent Jones, then tried to make a hasty getaway in the stolen pickup, only to crash and get arrested by police.
Cherry died of a gunshot wound at the hospital.
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