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Ohio Taco Bell employees fatally shoot armed robber

07 September 2017

Taco Bell employees shot and killed an armed robber who tried to hold up the store on Wednesday morning, according to police.

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Taco Bell employees took matters into their own hands early Wednesday morning when two armed and masked thieves entered their west side restaurant location. One suspect was shot six times by the Taco Bell employees and was later pronounced dead.

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But how could these fellas have known that three of the Taco Bell employees - two 19-year-olds and a 23-year-old - were about to serve them up with a lethal surprise? However, they would not tell dispatchers who fired the shots, instead opting to wait for police to arrive. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates. One of the restaurant's owners says the shooting was in self-defense.

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A Taco Bell spokeswoman told Cleveland.com the company is "shocked" by the shooting and is offering counseling to employees. The owner of the restaurant told Cleveland.com that "everyone at the store is okay". As of the last report, no one had been arrested in the case. "The employees are very shaken up from today's events, and our franchisee is offering them counseling".

Ohio Taco Bell employees fatally shoot armed robber