After the two gunmen robbed El Jaya Deli Grocery located on 12th Avenue, an employee of the store pulled out a gun from near the cash register, where it was hidden, went out onto the street, and it was outside on the sidewalk that he wounded one of the gunmen.
When the story first emerged, there was a dominant question, did the man have a legal gun? New information that has come to light show that the employee did indeed have papers for his weapon.
However, because the gunmen had left the premises, and they were no longer a threat to the man’s well-being, he could face attempted murder charges.
The employee although viewed by many store owners as a hero, could face major hurdles in court, despite it being clear that these individuals, who spent much time robbing more than 11 grocery stores, received their just deserts.