Bout an hour from where I live. Nice to see people standing up for themselvesA bank customer shot another man who apparently was attempting to rob him about 9 a.m. today, police said.
A man and a woman, described as an older couple, were using the ATM at the Bank of America at North Oak Trafficway and Barry Road, police said, when a man approached them at gunpoint.
As the couple were attempting to leave in their car, the driver shot the man in self defense, police said. The apparent robber was reported in critical condition with a head wound.
At the scene investigators were collecting evidence from a dark sedan parked next to the ATM machine. An object that looked like a hand gun was lying on the pavement. Nearby were apparent blood stains.
The couple was being interviewed by police and were not reported to be injured.
Police Capt. Jeff Emery said witnesses to the incident provided valuable information to police.
Emery said such a robbery and gunfire from a victim doesn’t happen very often. “Especially during the day, it is a little unusual,” he said.
Police ask that anyone who witnessed the incident call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (816) 474-8477.
| Russ Pulley, [email protected]