VIDEO: Armed Cell Phone Store Employee Takes Out Robber In An Instant

The Metro PCS employee will not face criminal charges in connection with the Aug. 26 altercation, prosecutors said.

Philadelphia, PA – An alert Metro PCS employee who fatally shot an armed robber inside the cell phone store location where he worked will not be criminally charged for defending himself, prosecutors announced (video below).

Security camera footage captured the Aug. 26 attack from two different angles.

The incident occurred at the store location at 7003 Elmwood Avenue, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The lone employee was sitting behind the counter when the hooded suspect barged into the store with a pistol in his right hand, the video showed.

The gunman tossed a bag onto the employee’s desk with his left hand, then looked away for a moment as he tightened his hood.

That’s when the employee, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, quickly drew his handgun and opened fire.

The armed suspect collapsed to the ground, at which point the worker seized his opportunity to flee out the front door, the video showed.

No customers were inside the store at the time, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"I heard about 10 shots and I got out [of] the car to look around and I saw the guy that works there run out of the store with a gun in his hand," a witness said, according to FOX News.

Police arrived at the scene minutes later, and the gunman was pronounced dead.

His weapon was also recovered.

Prosecutors said that the unnamed employee will not face charges in connection with the deadly shooting, the New York Post reported.

It wasn’t the first time the cell phone business was hit by robbers in recent months, Heather Ayres told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ayres, who works at a pizza shop across the street, said that the employee who shot the gunman had been working at the store for about a month.

“The people that worked there quit after they got robbed, and the people before that left after they got robbed,” Ayres told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Metro PCS – which is now known as Metro by T-Mobile – said that it has been cooperating with police throughout the investigation into the shooting.

“We’re so sorry to hear about this tragic situation,” the company said in a statement.

You can watch footage of the employee’s encounter with the gunman in the videos below:

Comments (146)
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Justretired
Justretired

Now if we had more of that we could rid the country of alot of douche bags!

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Love it!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Should I feel bad for LOL'ing when the perp dropped after the first shot, and then the merchant got a better view and emptied his magazine?

Any_One
Any_One

Love, love, LOVE happy endings!

Janko
Janko

License to carry (We don't call it a "permit")is not needed in your "place of abode or fixed place of business. https://www.legis.state.pa.us › HTM › 18 › 00.061.006.000..HTM

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

And Another Breeder off the streets! Oh, happy day!

flybynight
flybynight

Name, picture, where perp bought gun🙄. /S

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

''Court Adjourned'' I bet that guy never tries to rob anyone again.

Sterling Lightside
Sterling Lightside

Instead of a failed attempt to regulate gins, what if MOST people had them? One of two things would happen. The black population, which is the source of the vast majority of violent crime, would eventually decline. OR, scenario two, they would learn to fit into a civil society from fear of being killed. Which scenario is more likely? With an average IQ of 75, it is statistically more probable that the black population would decline, OR migrate to third world countries where it is against the law for citizens to protect themselves from acts of violence.

Melder
Melder

Nice shooting

6101
6101

Dropped him like 3rd period French.

merlin9
merlin9

He DRT'd that guy with a quickness!

twostickmack
twostickmack

another one bites the dust.

NPD103
NPD103

Looked like a good shoot no issues with the amount of shots fired suspect was still armed and still a threat as long as he had possession of the gun.

nadkram
nadkram

Excellent!!

JR8859
JR8859

How’d that work out for ya, shit rat?!!

MSK
MSK

Enjoy your time in the eternity box a-hole!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I saw that video before, but it seems longer than Aug 26th. In any case it's good the store clerk will not be charged, but if I were him, I would find a new location, before they start a protest mob outside the store.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

There was a reason cowboys were polite in the old west... everyone was armed!!!

Hunter Riley
Hunter Riley

I good kill...takes the thug off the street, saves other potential victims and won't be freed by some liberal ass judge....but I'm sure he was just an innocent boy on his way to college.....NOT

BJR
BJR

This is how it should be done. Well executed. The robber just took for granted the clerk was an easy target and looked around after showing his gun. Wrong Answer! This clerk is to be commended for his readiness and quick thinking. Yes, by all means make sure the POS never gets up to see another day. Thank You!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Good job mr citizen. I bet the robber wished he had gotten shot by the police instead. You see, citizens, shoot to stay alive. If the police had shot him, as soon as he hit the ground, verbal commands would have been given. In this case, he just got more lead after he hit the ground. Police have procedures and shoot to STOP the threat. Citizens don’t. But this guy found out the hard way. All in all, good job.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Good for him, yeah make it harder for people to obtain ccp's and the store employee might of ended up DEAD!!!!

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job sir Charles Bronson will be proud of you

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Is that guy BLACK? Wow, that's weird! Anyway, old funny. What did he throw onto the counter I wonder when he first walked in. Hmm.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Great job by store employee. Looks to me like he's done some range time.

61mouse
61mouse

I would have liked to seen the video til the end

Caddis
Caddis

Classic example of good gun verses bad gun. I wish the bad guy was still alive to tell as surprised he was when he got shot in what appears to be the head as he casually went about his robbery job which he seems to be experienced at. This is a great shoot. Unfortunately T-Mobile will probably fire him

vwiles34
vwiles34

And the state doesn't have to house and feed this dirt-bag. But it not over lawsuit in 3-2-1 He was a good boy he found that bag and was returning it. He thought that gun was a cell phone and brought it in to be programed.

Skidoo
Skidoo

The clerk was alerted when the hoodie came through the door. You'd think these people would start wearing innocuous clothing rather than the all too common hoodie that screams here I am to rob and kill you.

5150
5150

Another great use of conceal and carry.

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Good job! I love stories with happy endings

Cops kid
Cops kid

And they probably fire the clerk for taking out the trash... Looked like he got a really nice body mass grouping, and no damage to the walls

Cops kid
Cops kid

Ten shots !!! Wow ! Meanest case of suicide I've ever seen

CinGuz
CinGuz

So happy when justice is served instantly. Going to see a lot more of citizens defending themselves against criminals.

Annies Mom
Annies Mom

Knock it off with the f'ing stupid ads and show the video. Forget it, I'm blocking this site, it's just too annoying.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

it's good thing the employee emptied his magazine on the suspect.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I wonder if Metro PCS will pay a ghetto lottery fee.......I'm sure he was getting his life together and the clerk didn't have to unload on him. I wonder if the worker will be fired for protecting himself and the store? Time will tell. I'm glad the worker is ok, sadly he will always remember shooting him.

Kevcali
Kevcali

That's something! Knock the POS down then put three or four up his ass

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

The only thing missing is a slick-talkin’ Carnie handing him a big plush blue gorilla at the end “....EV-ERY ONE A WIN-NEEEERRR !!!...STEP RIGHT UP !!....”

TangoTango
TangoTango

This employee did the only thing he could do! No one other than the robber knows what his intentions are. However, anyone who comes in with a gun in hand and just throws a bag in your direction and orders you to fill it up could just as easily empty his gun into you to make sure there isn’t a live witness.

It is very tragic to have to take a life to protect your own, but I HIGHLY COMMEND THIS EMPLOYEE FOR TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TURN FEAR INTO INITIATIVE AND SAVE HIMSELF!!! He didn’t kill the robber in malice. He merely took advantage of the window of time offered while the robber turned away to tighten his hood to draw his weapon and begin firing!!! I don’t think the robber even fired a shot, due to the shock of the surprise from being fired upon and hit.

I always tell people with Concealed Carry Permits... “You don’t lift up your cover garment to show anyone you’re armed. YOU NEVER PULL YOUR GUN OUT TO LET SOMEONE HOLD IT!!!! THE ONLY TIME YOU TAKE YOUR WEAPON OUT OF THE HOLSTER IS WHEN YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF SOMEONE ELSE IS BEING THREATENED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS BOTH THE MEANS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO KILL OR CAUSE GRAVE BODILY HARM, in which case your weapon had best be smokin’ and makin’ noise as you send projectiles into the threat to stop it!!!!!

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

Videos removed? I don't see them.

terrymelvin
terrymelvin

th th th th that's all folks!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The Robber's Mother said " but, but, but .......he was........"

Yes, exactly.

PBnJ
PBnJ

Fantastic, awesome tactics discipline and firearms acuity. Glad the good guy was not hurt and the world is less one violent mangy and decrepit POS!

JEC
JEC

Fawking beautiful!!!!!!!!!

fishing
fishing

Gotta like that guy...good shoot.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

He won't f#$%ing do that again will he??