Sheriff's Office: Man Fatally Shot During Robbery

Aug 29, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say an armed robber was shot and fatally wounded by an employee at an Albuquerque-area Dairy Queen.

Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Williamson says deputies in the area on a traffic stop heard the gunshots, went to the business and found the wounded man outside with apparent gunshot wounds late Thursday. He later died.

Williamson says the robber pointed a gun at a worker at the counter, demanded and received money but continued to point the gun. Williamson says that's when a second employee shot the man multiple times.

According to Williamson, employees of the Dairy Queen were shaken up but uninjured. He says they sheltered in place and locked the business down until deputies arrived.