An attempted robbery at a Pizza Hut in Charlotte, North Carolina, early Sunday morning was thwarted by an employee who was carrying a gun of his own.
According to reports from local media, three suspects, at least one armed with a gun, broke into the restaurant around 1:40 a.m. The business was closed at the time and no customers were present, but employees were still there working.
Upon seeing the robbers, the armed employee, fearing for the safety of himself and others, opened fire, striking one of the suspects and sending the other two fleeing. Employees immediately called the police.
Paramedics responding to the call pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. He was later identified as 28-year-old Michael Grace, and officers recovered the handgun carried by him during the attempted robbery. There were no reports of anyone else being injured.