A garden store owner in Charlotte, North Carolina, called police to report an alleged robbery Monday morning then called back to report he had shot a suspect.
WBTV reports that police were notified of an alarm was going off at the garden store around 4:30 am. Shortly thereafter the business owner called from his home to say he could see the robbery suspect on in-store surveillance cameras. Within minutes of his first call he called back to say he had shot the suspect.
Officers arrived to find 20-year-old Justin Tyler Anderson behind the garden store, he was pronounced dead.
The Charlotte Observer reports that police think “Anderson smashed the glass front door of the gardening center and ran back out through that door when the owner arrived.” They believe he was shot at that point “then…around to the back of the store,” where his body was discovered.
— Micah Smith WBTV (@MicahSmith_TV) August 6, 2018
CJ Williamson owns a business just a few doors from the garden store. He said, “As soon as a got here I saw the tape and I knew something was up because I never see anything like that around here. It makes me a little scared because I obviously want to protect my business. This is everything I own, this is my life.”
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