ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police say the owner of Elicia’s Pizza fought back after two suspect attempted to rob the restaurant in south St. Louis.
According to investigators, the two suspects walked into the business on Gravois, pulled out their guns, and announced they were robbing the pizza parlor. The first suspect walked behind the counter and began taking money from the register while the second suspect kept his gun pointed at the owner.
The owner, who has a conceal-carry license, pulled out his gun and began shooting at the suspects. As they fled the restaurant, the first suspect collapsed outside after being shot in his leg and buttocks. The second suspect ran east and got away in a maroon minivan. It is believed he was also shot, but there is no evidence to confirm that assumption.
The first suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is listed as stable.
The investigation is ongoing.