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The owner of a St. Louis pizza shop opened fire on two armed suspects during a robbery last weekend.

According to KMOV, the owner of Elicia’s Pizza — who did not want to be identified — said he was in the back of the shop doing dishes at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. He walked to the front of the restaurant and discovered two men pointing a gun at him from behind the counter. They instructed him to open the register and ordered another employee working up front to get on the ground.

Fortunately, the owner has a concealed carry permit and carries his gun on an ankle holster. He quickly reached for his firearm and proceeded to shoot at the suspects. The two men shot back at the owner as they both ran out of the store.

“When you have a gun in your face, you do anything you can to protect yourself and your business,” the owner said.

One of the suspects, 28-year-old Romell Cortez Sanders, was shot in the leg and buttocks. He collapsed right outside the store. The second suspect, who has not been identified, is still at large.

ā€œIā€™m not that type of person that will be taken advantage of, but I am also not the kind of person that is proud or happy that this happened,ā€ the owner added.

Read more: http://www.kmov.com

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