Pizza shop employee’s teen son reportedly shoots man in the face during attempted robbery
12/10/2021 4:17 pm PST
PHILADELPHIA (TCD) -- A 14-year-old boy reportedly shot a man in the face Thursday evening as the suspect allegedly tried robbing the pizza shop where the teen's mother works.
According to NBC Philadelphia, at approximately 10 p.m., three men walked into Bold Pizza and tried robbing the store. The men allegedly attempted to steal cash from the register, but the woman at the register said she could not open it because she needed a code.
One of the suspects allegedly started choking the woman, which caused her 14-year-old son to grab a handgun from under the counter and shoot the man in the face. The three men reportedly fled the scene.
WPVI-TV reports the suspects allegedly robbed a CVS pharmacy in the Spring Garden neighborhood of the city just before making their way to the pizza shop.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC Philadelphia the men fled towards the subway, but officers were able to apprehend the suspect because they followed "a trail of blood."
Small said officers retrieved "a large amount of cash in the shooting victim’s pocket" as well as in the subway.
NBC Philadelphia reports the suspect is a 33-year-old male who is in critical condition. His identity has not been released, and police are reportedly looking for the other two suspects.
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