Richmond pizza shop worker shoots, kills would-be robber
Unclear if man killed was armed, police say
Last Updated: 220 days ago
RICHMOND, Ind. - A worker at a Richmond pizzeria shot and killed a would-be robber over this weekend, police said.
Freddie McCoy, 30, was shot by an employee of Mercurio's Pizza about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Capt. Jim Branam told the Palladium-Item that McCoy died at Reid Hospital after being treated by medical personnel at the scene of the shooting.
Terry Padgett, the owner of the pizza shop, was identified as the person who shot the robber in a statement from a Richmond attorney.
"Mr. Padgett acted quickly and decisively to protect both his business and his daughter," the statement read. "Mr. Padgett and his family are still recovering from this tragedy but are expected to resume business Thursday."
It's not clear from the report if McCoy had a weapon.
It was the second time in two weeks a robber has been shot and killed during an attempted robbery in central Indiana. An Indianapolis liquor store employee fatally shot an armed robber during a holdup Sept. 30.
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