Customers watch as Miami store owner shoots masked robber

by Tom Llamas
WTVJ News

A would-be robber is dead after a Florida grocery store owner made the snap decision to fight back.

The robber pointed a gun at a clerk in Naranja's Diaz Grocery and Meats and demanded money.

One of the store's owners was standing just a few feet away.

He drew his own gun and shot the armed robber as dozens of customers looked on.

The man was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died during the ambulance ride.

David Brunelle, the store's other co-owner, said that the grocery has been robbed several times in the past.