Customer shoots would-be robber at gas station, officials say

Investigators say customer was legally-armed


WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Investigators in Florida said a legally-armed customer shot a man in the thigh during an attempted robbery at a Tampa Bay area gas station.

Pasco County sheriff's officials said in a news release that the shooting happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa.

According to authorities, the man entered the Marathon gas station, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. A customer shot him in the right thigh, officials said.

A sheriff's deputy who arrived at the scene subdued the suspect at the front door. The alleged robber was flown to a hospital with injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.

No one else was injured. No further details were immediately available.

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