Licensed handgun owner fatally shoots man who attempted to rob South side Popeye's
An attempted robber is dead after he threatened a man's family and attempted to rob a fast food joint Wednesday night.
The incident happened at a Popeye's at the 800 block of Southeast Military at about 8:50 p.m.
Police said the suspect entered the business and attempted to rob a man and his family. The father of the family asked if they could leave and when the robber agreed, his wife and two of their children left but two were still in the bathroom.
The robber then demanded money from the employees. He noticed the man's other two children walk out of the bathroom and pointed the gun at them. The father then quickly pulled his gun out and shot and killed the robber.
Officers said the man is a licensed handgun owner. The scene remains under investigation.