Aurora, Colorado, police say a good Samaritan with a firearm prevented the death of a grocery store owner on Friday.
According to a press release, a woman — the owner of the grocery store — suffered a gunshot wound after the robbery of her establishment, the Village East Grocery Store. That’s when a concealed firearm carrier stepped in and fired at the robbery suspect.
The woman is listed in serious, but stable, condition.
A tweet from the Aurora Police Department detailed the events:
#APDAlert: APD is investigating a shooting in the area of E Mississippi Ave and S Peoria St. One adult female has been transported to a local hospital. Incident is still in the early stages. Updates Here. pic.twitter.com/ydmm5m7h9U
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) March 16, 2018
The suspect fled the scene but was found by police a short time later. Authorities arrested the suspect, who was then sent to a local hospital for medical treatment.
James Sagere, who works at a barber shop next to the grocery store, told Denver 7 the good Samaritan, who is a co-worker of his, and sprung into action as the events unfolded.
“He’s a hero. He’s a hero,” he said. “If it wasn’t for him being here, I don’t know how that could have ended up. I’m not sure if one of us could have got hurt.”