An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect, reports Bob Price, associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas.
Price reported that in early October, Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses, and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to a statement by the Conroe Police Department. Further, the statement read:
“… As the store employee attempted to retrieve a weapon to defend himself, the suspect fired his weapon at the employee. Employees returned fire, striking at least one of the suspects. The suspect died at the scene. Three additional suspects fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger, which was found abandoned/disabled close to the scene. The three remaining suspects remain at large.”
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