Two armed men wearing bandanas to cover their faces burst into a Taco Bell in Cleveland at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday and ordered three employees to get down on the ground so they could raid the cash register. But before they grabbed a dime, three other employees drew their weapons and fired on the would-be robbers, killing one and causing the other to flee on foot.
The criminal killed was identified as 24-year-old De’Carlo Jackson. He was found with a loaded gun still in his hand and six bullet wounds. He was pronounced dead by the time he reached the hospital. Police are still searching for the other suspect.
The employees who protected the store, which was empty of customers at the time, have not been identified, but their ages have been released: two 19-year-olds and a 23-year-old. No one else was injured in the shooting and the young men acted in self-defense.
The owners of the Taco Bell said the employees are “very shaken up” after the attempted robbery and will offer counseling if they so desire.
Chalk another one up for the Second Amendment.