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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — A man armed with a knife allegedly tried to rob a Metro PCS store Wednesday, but the man behind the counter that he was trying to rob had a concealed handgun.
I was first alerted to this story via an uploaded Facebook video that shows the suspect bleeding pretty badly in the parking lot. That video can be viewed on Facebook here. The video has been viewed 75,000 times as of Saturday afternoon.
Lt. Dash said it happened around 5:30 p.m. at the location on Sunbeam Road in between Hood Road South and Philips Highway. During the attempted robbery, investigators said the would-be robber, a man, was shot twice and ran from the store.news4jax
The concealed carrier continued to hold the man at gunpoint until police arrived. A small crowd gathered around the suspect, and they were telling him to put pressure on the wound. He responded that he couldn’t, and he can be seen making several attempts to tighten a makeshift tourniquet around his leg.
“He (the clerk) said, ‘This guy just tried to rob me over the counter. He tried to stab me with a knife over the counter. So I backed up, and I shot him,'” a local shop owner said.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, but his condition is not known.