A man died trying to rob a 7-eleven in St. Louis.
When this 30 year old suspect tried to take advantage of a 35-year old female worker who was out for a smoke during a shift, he got into an altercation that ended his life.
He tried to rob her, pulling out his pistol when she retaliated by pulling out hers. She was shot twice in the leg, but not without shooting the man in the chest, arm and thigh.
Her co-workers are calling her a ‘she-ro’ for her brave actions. The store re-opened only a few hours after the incident.
Other employees said that someone quit later that day as a result of the attack. The risk of working the night shift is not worth the money.
Most people are supportive of her brave actions, saying that they would have done the same if they were in her position. She was lucky to have been able to successfully defend herself.
From NY Post: “I was glad she protected herself,” Davon Dodson told the Post-Dispatch on his first day of work at the store. “We’re calling her she-ro.” Dodson said he would chat up the woman when he stopped in to grab pizza after getting off work at prior jobs late at night, adding that the area was generally safe but without many other businesses in the area. “So we get a lot of people stopping in,” said Dodson, who told the newspaper he thought the city’s Carondelet section is generally safe. “We have some trouble, but it’s generally quiet,” he said. “If you’re looking for trouble, though, you may find it.”
A man who lived near the store said he didn’t know the female clerk very well, but said she was a mother who worked hard and was respectful of customers. The gunman “deserved to get what he got” for pointing a weapon at her, he said. “It’s unfair,” Shane Mack told the Post-Dispatch. “She ain’t done anything wrong. She was just taking a break and he attacked.” Employees told the newspaper that another employee who was working with the woman during the time of the robbery quit later that day. “We need a security guard — you can quote me on that,” said employee Brian Richardson, adding that the risk of working at night isn’t worth the money. Richardson, who has worked day shifts at the store since November, said he didn’t know that his colleague was armed.