Witness Saved by Armed Customer Who Shot Alleged Robber: ‘He’s a Hero’

A witness saved by an armed customer who opened fire on alleged robbers at a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven said, “He’s a hero.”

13 News Now reported that the incident occurred early Thursday morning, when two men allegedly entered the store to rob it. An armed customer was inside the store when they entered and he engaged the two suspects, killing one and wounding the other.

Barrie Engel was in the store at the time the alleged robbery was foiled. Engel said, “Next thing I know I heard a gunshot and I just dropped to the ground and covered my head and prayed to God that this wasn’t my last day.”

Engel also commented on the man who shot the robbery suspects, saying, “He’s a hero, that’s what that man is. Thank God he was here.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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