A would-be robber
had life-threatening injuries
after being shot by his intended victim at a northern Charlotte restaurant late Wednesday, police said.
The suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center after the 9:20 p.m. shooting at Floyd's Homestyle Cooking restaurant on Graham Street. Some of his bloodied clothes were strewn
in the parking lot of the restaurant. Nearby, two guns lay on a sidewalk.
Police haven't released an account of what happened during the shooting, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Officer Hassan Peterson said the restaurant was closed when the first officers arrived.
Police interviewed the man working at the restaurant and homicide investigators planned to interview him again late Wednesday.
It was the second time in less than three months
that someone working at a business shot a potential robber.
In December, a man shot a teenager who was trying to rob his west Charlotte convenience store.
On that day, two teens walked into the Bradford Food Mart demanding money and at least one of them was armed.
So was the store's owner.
The owner and one of the suspects fired their weapons, and one of the suspects was hit in the stomach. The owner wasn't hurt and the injured teen survived.