Surveillance video shared on social media of a shooting inside a Spring Garden pizza shop last month appears to contradict portions of the initial account shared by police, including the assertion that the shooting victim was shot after he tried to strangle the mother of the teenager who ended up firing on him.
The 28-second video instead shows the would-be robber forcefully reaching for the register — not the cashier — in an apparent attempt to steal money. Within seconds, a 14-year-old behind the counter pulled a gun from his waistband and fired from point-blank range, the video shows. Police had initially said the teen grabbed the gun from beneath a counter.
Bullet or bullets went through the head of one robber and hit the ear of another robber.
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The video is circulating because the police are ready to charge the teen according to local sources!
Police also initially said the teen — who they said was the 14-year-old son of the woman working the register — had grabbed the firearm from under a countertop. But the video shows he pulled the gun from his waistband, then shooting the robbery suspect in the face.
In their initial account, police said the man had “started to strangle” the cashier, but the video shows the man reaching for the register.
A bystander was just feet away when the shot was fired.
The man struck by the bullet ends up slumped over the cash register as the video ends. Police said he ultimately made his way to the nearby Spring Garden stop of the Broad Street Line, where officers found him and took him to Jefferson Hospital in critical condition.
The robber is still in critical condition!
The gun was legally owned by the mother but Phladelpha’s anti-gun policies will surely prevent the teen to use that in his defense!
The mother and the son said that this wasn’t the first time they are attacked by local gangs!
This video right here is the definition of playing stupid games and winning stupid prizes. If you attempt to rob a store and attack a young man’s mother and he’s armed, bullets are going to fly through the air.
If you try to rob someone and your victim is packing heat, you’re going to find out real fast that bullets are fast and they hurt like hell!
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