Breaking: Hero With Concealed Firearm Takes Down Armed Robber At Gas Station, ”I Walked Up…”

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Another good guy with a gun saves the day.

A customer at a QuikTrip convenience store in St. Charles, Missouri, killed an armed robber on Saturday night. The armed robber allegedly held a knife to the store clerk’s throat during the robbery.

The robber, identified as 26-year-old Lance Bush began his robbery spree around 3 a.m. Saturday by robbing a Mobile on The Run convenience store first.

According to KTVI-TVthe man stole from the store’s cash drawers by holding the 43-year-old female clerk at knifepoint, with his blade to her neck.

He then fled the store in a black SUV leaving behind the clerk with lacerations on her left wrist, right hand, and neck, the news station reported. The SUV was later found to have been reported stolen on Friday.

According to a report from KSDK-TV, Bush then headed to the QuikTrip convenience store on First Capitol Drive, where he tried to rob a 26-year-old female store clerk there.

But this time, he would not make it out with stolen cash.

A customer with a concealed firearm saw the robber’s action toward the clerk.

According to KTVI, the customer told police he had stopped in at the store to use the restroom and make a purchase. As he was returning to his vehicle in the parking lot, he saw a black SUV pull up directly in front of the store’s door, without using a parking space.

The man said he saw the driver of the SUV enter the store carrying a backpack, he then attacked the clerk, dragging her from the coffee pit area of the store to the front counter.

The man who shot the robber did not want to be identified because he fears retaliation for his actions.

“I walked up to the door and I saw him with a knife to her throat. She was emptying out the cash register and I took a step in and peeked my head in to ask if everything was OK,” he told KDSK.

“I couldn’t see his face but he was saying, ‘yes,’ but I could see her face she was saying, ‘no,’ she was scared,” the customer said.

“I pulled my gun up and I asked him, ‘are you sure everything’s OK?’ And that’s when the suspect said, ‘no, it’s not OK, but I got something for you,’ and he grabbed his bag, ran from around the counter and started running towards me and that’s when I fired shots.”

Police arrived on the scene and found the wounded man. Bush was taken to the hospital, but he later died of his wounds.

The customer who shot Bush said he fired at him four times with his weapon, a 9mm handgun.

“I don’t think I honestly had a choice,” he told KSDK.

Bush “already had a knife at her throat, he could’ve pulled out something bigger than what I had, then you would’ve had two people dead instead of one,” the customer added.

The customer mentioned he has experience training with firearms. He said his practice and instinct helped him that day.

“Instinct, I would say. Instinct, that’s just it. I guess knowing that I’m protected, I can protect somebody else,” the customer said.

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