A store clerk at a gas station in Canton, Ohio, did what he had to do to protect himself and his workplace from three armed gunman on Monday night.
Canton Police said three robbers entered the Marathon Gas Station at approximately 9:25 p.m., wearing masks.
Upon entering the store they opened fire on the clerk, shooting him in the legs.
The clerk, who was carrying a firearm, pulled his weapon and fired back at the suspects, hitting at least two out of three while sending them all running for their lives.
Two of the suspects, 23-year-old Antonio Gracia and 21-year-old Ronnie Lawson were fatally wounded in the shooting. They were transported to a local hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
The third suspect is still on the loose.
Meanwhile, neighbors in the area voiced support for the gun-toting clerk.
“He’s a good guy, he’s always looking out for everybody,” Clarence Harris told local news affiliate WKYC. “I say, God bless him and thanks for protecting the neighborhood.”
Another neighbor, a woman who identified herself as “Helen,” said, “He’d do anything for anybody. He grew up in this neighborhood… I think it’s justified.”