Police: Pizza shop customer shoots 2 robbers, killing 1

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LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An armed pizza shop customer shot and killed one robber and injured another as they tried to hold up the restaurant, police said.

The shooting happened late Tuesday night at Porfirio’s Pizza and Pasta, located in a shopping plaza in Levittown, about 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

The customer took out a gun and shot both men after they allegedly pistol-whipped him, Middletown Police Chief Joe Bartorilla told reporters.

One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

Bartorilla said the customer and employees were the only people in the restaurant when the two armed robbers walked in. The Bucks County Courier Times reported that the two employees were not hurt and the customer declined medical attention.

The customer’s gun was properly registered, though police were still trying to confirm whether he had a concealed carry permit, Bartorilla said.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.

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