Robber fatally shot after targeting father with 4-year-old in McDonald’s drive-thru (VIDEO)

A father of a young boy shot and killed a would-be robber who pulled a gun on him and his child in the drive-thru lane of a McDonald’s in League City, Texas, Saturday afternoon.

“Never would have dreamed in a million years that a McDonald’s drive thru, like blocks from the police station in broad daylight, 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon, something like this would happen,” said the man’s attorney, Robert Pelton.

The victim was simply sitting in his truck at the drive-thru around 2 p.m. when the suspect approached him, pointed a gun and announced a robbery. Soon thereafter, a struggle broke out between the two men. The victim, who has not been publicly identified, had only one thing on his mind: Protecting himself and his 4-year-old son who was sitting in the back seat.

The victim shot the suspect three times. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

Pelton said the man had a valid license to carry a handgun. He said the man remains surrounded by his family, who are offering support, adding that the man is extremely distraught over the incident.

[ ABC 13 ]