A man who tried to rob a family owned liquor store with a sawed-off shotgun proved to be no match for the mother and daughter who worked there, if his mugshot is anything to go by.
Tyrone Lee, 36, burst into Forest Acres Liquor Store Thursday night and held Tina Ring, 53, and her daughter Ashley Lee, 30, at gunpoint as he forced them to hand over the money from the register.
But as he went to leave, the mother and daughter turned the tables on the robber, pulling out their handguns from under the counter and opening fire.
The video shows Ashley opening up the register and then putting her hands up as he rifles through the money. But when he tried to take off with the money, Ashley grabbed a pistol from underneath the register and handed it to her mother. Before the robber got to the door, the duo hit their security system, which automatically locks all doors. He headed back towards the two women.
‘They shot him multiple times and he kept coming,’ Tulsa Police Sgt. Brandon Watkins told KFOR.
At one point, Lee wrestled the gun from Tina and pistol whipped her but her daughter Ashley kept shooting.
Lee, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, eventually gave up and drove himself to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Once he arrived, he was placed in a medically induced coma. He was later arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
His booking photo reveals the extent of his injuries, after he was pictured with a neck brace, and bandages over his nose, lip and forehead.
According to KTUL, Tyrone Lee pleaded guilty to four counts related to the robbery and was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison. “Violent criminals like Tyrone Lee are a threat to the lives of every Oklahoman. This robbery could have ended in tragedy, but it ended with justice,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “We are pleased the court handed down a sentence of 22 years in federal prison. Chalk this up as another success story for Project Safe Neighborhoods, as another ‘Alpha criminal’ was removed from our Tulsa streets.”
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