NC Pizza Hut worker uses gun to kill suspect during robbery attempt

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police in Charlotte have released the name of a person shot and killed by a Pizza Hut restaurant employee during a robbery attempt.

A police statement Sunday night said the victim was 28-year-old Michael Renard Grace.

Police say a restaurant employee used his own handgun to shoot and kill one of three people trying to rob the store near Interstate 85 early Sunday. Detectives say the restaurant was closed and there were no customers inside.

Police say their investigation indicates three people entered the restaurant around 1:40 a.m. Sunday and were robbing it when one of the employees shot one suspect. Police say a handgun carried by the dead man was found at the scene.

The two other suspects ran away and haven’t been arrested.