China Kitchen Restaurant Employee Shoots, Kills Man In Robbery Attempt

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China Kitchen Restaurant Employee Shoots, Kills Man In Robbery Attempt

USA –-( The reports 09-21-18 in Columbia, South Carolina, the Columbia Police Department report an employee at China Kitchen shot a man who police believe was trying to rob the restaurant around 11 p.m.

When police arrived on the scene at the Forest Drive and Two Notch Road restaurant at about 11 p.m., they found the suspect on the ground. He had been shot in the upper body. He was wearing all black and had a covering over his face.

Employees told police the man entered the restaurant with a gun and demanded money from the register. One employee tried to grab the gun away from the would-be armed robber.

As they fought over the gun, another employee shot the suspect. The second employee was carrying his own gun.

The robber was transported to nearby Providence Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The worker will not be charged, and police are calling the case “self-defense.”

The identity of the alleged robber has not been released, and the Richland County Coroner’s office will name the deceased after the next of kin is notified.


A courageous employee who attempted to take the gun from the armed robber. No question that the incident is a legal “defense of others” case.

It is a lot easier to bring your own firearm to stop an armed robber. I would expect the heroic employee is considering carrying his own firearm.

Bob Irwin
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Criminal FORFEITED his life by his own hand.


The song says “another one bites the dust”. If there was any sense in the pea brains of these crooks they would look for a different vocation. Robbing is not one of the healthiest occupations out there. They could go to pimping, scamming or forging and that would not have to be included with a gun. Too many honest people have guns now and that results in the criminal getting shot.

Phil in TX

Unfortunately, not enough of these stories are shown by the MSM. They would rather show sensationalized stories for ratings purposes. If the MSM would show more of these stories, the results would likely be fewer armed robbery attempts. For sure there would be fewer “goblins”, as the late Col. Jeff Cooper called these perps, out there perpetrating these crimes. Victory through attrition.

Phil in TX


Another good guy stops bad guy with a gun. Unfortunately the MSM will not report on the 1 million+ times this happens every year. Note the police arrived after the event was all over, so anyone thinking they are safe with only LEOs having weapons take note.

Perry T Champ

Well said!


Zackley !


I love a happy ending to a bad story


So do I.