Pizza Hut worker uses gun to kill robber in Charlotte

FILE PHOTO Pizza Hut restaurant in Athens, Ohio, United States. Wikicommons credit: Ed!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police in Charlotte have released the name of a person shot and killed by a Pizza Hut restaurant employee during a robbery attempt.

A police statement Sunday night said the victim was 28-year-old Michael Renard Grace.

Police say a restaurant employee used his own handgun to shoot and kill one of three people trying to rob the store near I-85 early Sunday.

Detectives say the restaurant was closed and there were no customers inside.

Police say their investigation indicates three people entered the restaurant around 1:40 a.m. Sunday and were robbing it when one of the employees shot one suspect. Police say a handgun carried by the dead man was found at the scene.

The two other suspects ran away and haven’t been arrested.

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