Criminals picked the wrong Pizza Hut to rob in east Charlotte, shot dead by employee
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by Justin Ruckman
“The robbery was reported about 11:15 p.m. at the Pizza Hut in the 5400 block of East Independence Boulevard, near Idlewild Road. Police say two employees were in the rear of the restaurant, cleaning up for the night, when three men walked in the front door. The employees told police at least two of the suspects were carrying handguns.
The suspects ordered the two employees into the cooler, and for some reason, at least one of the suspects began beating a Pizza Hut employee.
CMPD Sgt. Gerard Farley said the other employee pulled out his own handgun and began shooting.
When police and paramedics arrived, they found two suspects on the floor, shot to death. The other suspect had run off. One investigator said early Monday morning that it is possible the third suspect was wounded by the employee.”