While the suspect was distracted aiming the gun at one victim and clearing the pockets of another, the third victim grabbed a shotgun from a nearby truck.
The gun carried by the suspect turned out to be a BB gun and his would-be victim turned out to be a pistol-packing retired NYPD detective.
“If I didn’t have a gun, there was nothing but me underneath him, struggling to keep him from causing harm,” the victim later said.
The woman fled from Georgia, where she previously sought a restraining order, but the man followed her all the way to a relative’s home in California.
The suspect, whose family said was high on PCP, ignored multiple warnings to back off before the dentist shot him.
Craig Noggle, who previously had three strokes and two heart attacks, was left with some bruising and pain from the assault, but is otherwise okay.
The Detroit business was made famous by rapper Eminem, but targeted for a robbery Monday.
A concealed carry permit holder was leaving a Burger King as the teens were entering, but when he saw them put on masks, he knew something was wrong.
In the wake of a shooting that left one dead and three injured, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District announced a plan that includes a zero tolerance policy for gun ownership.
“It’s unfortunate somebody had to die, but if you’re going to rob somebody, maybe you should think twice,” said a neighbor who heard the gunshots.