Police: Store employee shoots attempted robber in Fordham

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Police say a store employee took matters into his own hands to stop an attempted robbery in Fordham early Sunday morning.

They say a 26-year-old man walked into the store just before 1 a.m. and tried to rob it.

Police say the 34-year-old employee pulled out a gun and fired at the attempted robber multiple times, hitting him.

Officials tell News 12 that the firearm the employee used was his licensed gun. The suspect was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police say the employee is not being charged as of Sunday morning.

 

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