A deli owner in Detroit, Michigan, protected his business last Thursday on Jan. 4 by shooting an attempted robber. FOX 2 WJBK in Detroit published a story about the incident.
Teenie’s Deli is located on Seven Mile. At about 4:00 pm ET on Thursday, Jan. 4, a 22-year-old black male ran into Teenie’s stating that he was being chased. While 75-year-old store owner Johnnie Christopher worked in the back, his wife worked in the front.
Per Christopher, the suspect, “Came in here, and he was just standing there, and suddenly, he jumped.”
The suspect jumped behind the counter. At that point, Christopher heard a lot of screaming. “Of course, I’m in the back. My wife is screaming and hollering. What would you do? That’s all I can tell you,” the victim said.
Christopher, grabbed his gun, exited from the back, and fired at the suspect. One of the bullets hit the suspect. Emergency services transported the suspect to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Christopher says he’s been in business for over 40 years. Not only that, but he’s also been robbed before. That’s why he knew exactly how to act. “I come out and there he is. I can do nothing but act. I can’t just holler,” he said.
“You have to act. You can’t react. You have to act. Bop, just like that,” the 75-year-old deli owner added.
Detroit Police are treating the case as self-defense.
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