Fast-food employee shoots robber dead

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police say a fast-food worker grabbed his gun and shot a man suspected of trying to rob the restaurant near Savannah.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the suspect’s body was found in the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant around 12:50 a.m. Thursday in Wilmington Island.

Detectives say two men with masks had surprised the employee while he was cleaning the store after closing and forced him at gunpoint into the office, where they took money. When the worker walked outside with his own weapon, police say one of the men pointed a weapon at him and he was shot and killed.

Police say they are now trying to identify the second suspect, who ran from the restaurant.

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