Po­lice not fault­ing cus­tomer who shot, killed sus­pect

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PHOENIX | Phoenix po­lice are not fault­ing a Wal­greens phar­macy cus­tomer who fa­tally shot an armed rob­bery sus­pect dur­ing a holdup at the phar­macy, say­ing the cus­tomer

ap­peared to be in the right place at the right time.

Po­lice said the cus­tomer pulled out a gun and shot the sus­pect af­ter he jumped over a counter, pointed a gun at peo­ple and de­manded drugs from the phar­ma­cist Tues­day evening.

Of­fi­cers found about a dozen em­ploy­ees and cus­tomers hid­ing from the wounded sus­pect, who had taken refuge in a back area.

A po­lice dog pulled the sus­pect away from his gun, and of­fi­cers ad­min­is­tered CPR but he died at the scene, po­lice said.

The ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates

the in­ci­dent ap­pears to be “a case of a good Sa­mar­i­tan in the right place at the right time.”

No iden­ti­ties were re­leased.

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