Police: Customer Shoots, Kills Burger King Robber
Good Samaritan With Gun Taken To Hospital
POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
UPDATED: 6:53 pm EDT March 24, 2009
MIAMI -- Police said a Good Samaritan was wounded when he exchanged gunfire with an armed man who was trying to rob a Miami Burger King on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Miami police, a gunman wearing a ski mask entered the Burger King at Northeast 54th Street and Biscayne Boulevard at about 4 p.m. and tried to rob it.
Jeff Giordano of the Miami Police Department said a Good Samaritan with a concealed weapons permit confronted the robber. They exchanged gunfire, and the robber was killed, police said.
The customer who opened fire was shot several times. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition.
Police said there might have been a getaway car for the robber, but they do not have a description of the vehicle.