Brooklyn authorities have charged a 24-year-old man with attempted murder and armed robbery after three store employees chased after him and pinned him down until police arrived.
Jeandro Perez, 24, allegedly tried to rob the AS Appliance store and then shot one of the employees when he and other workers refused to hand over the cash.
Perez fled the scene but was chased down by three other store workers, one of whom also was shot before Perez was tackled. The accomplice who fled has been identified and his arrest s expected.
The victims were treated at a hospital for their injuries and released.
Perez has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, four counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault and one count of illegal possessing a loaded gun.
Store employee Ali Mazer said that after a fellow employee was shot, he joined the chase after the gunman.
“When I went outside, the guy turned and shot me right here,” pointing at his stomach, he told WABC.
Mazer said he was suspicious of the two attempted robbers as soon as they entered the store.
“I was by myself, they was [sic] looking around. I said do you need help? They said ‘no;’ they went across the street to the bar. I had a feeling something was going to happen but I wasn’t sure. 30 minutes later, another two guys came in with guns.”
“They told us to get on the floor, my uncle pushed them, I ran out and chased them and they shot me.”Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu