Skip to comments.Police: Worker Shot Would-Be Robber At Kroger
Posted on 12/26/2011 6:33:02 PM PST by FunkyZero
INDIANAPOLIS -- An employee shot a man who apparently was trying to rob a Kroger store on Indianapolis' northwest side Monday evening, police said.
The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. Monday at the store in the 5000 block of West 71st Street.
(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...
police unions to file a grievance?
Good for the employee!
He’ll probably be fired for it, in which case Kroger’s needs to be punished.
This is the dreaded middle ground.
The other two ways it can go is, the employee shot AT the perp; or, the employee shot and killed the perp.
The last one is the ideal outcome.
“...a man came into the store and approached a female worker in the doorway,
putting something to her back that she thought was a gun and demanding money.
The suspect then forced the victim to the office area, where he encountered
a second employee who fired a weapon at him, striking him in the face...”
I love stories with happy endings.
Right. They cannot allow any positive example of manly behavior to go unpunished.
But, but, how will this affect his Bonus Points?
I believe you are probably right.
This hero will more than likely be fired by Kroger.
Poor employee. He will probably be fired now.
Someone has started a facebook thingy for the guy already
That's thinkin' outside the store. Thanks.
Good news BUMP!
I can’t believe I am the first to say this “Clean up on aisle 6”
This week in Hendersonville a thug attempted an armed robbery at a cash for gold type store. The clerk hit him real good with a left hook. When he came to he was forced to wipe the floor of his blood while waiting for the police.
Put’s new meaning in that old Kroger tv commercial jingle, “Let’s Go Krogering!”. LOL!
That store will be considered safe by customers for a long, long, time.
A few comments at the source commended the manager for doing the right thing, but all I could find in the article was that an employee/ worker was the shooter, no reference to a manager..... like the article was edited after the comments.. or did I miss something?
Just a general FYI, the Indianapolis newspaper The Star is now reporting the perp has died.
The Star is now reporting the perp has died.
A happy ending to a Christmas season story. Hope the victim doesn’t lose his job. He probably saved some of his fellow employees from injury or death
I hope the guy can keep his job, too. Many companies have a “let them take the money” policy and/or no weapons on company property policy, so he may be facing a firing. We’ll see, though.
“...all I could find in the article was that an employee/ worker was the shooter, no reference to a manager..... like the article was edited after the comments.. or did I miss something?”
...should have shot him in the ‘nads...
UPDATED ArticleSome Facebook posters who are ex Kroger employees said it's Kroger's policy to fire employees who 'defend the store'.
UPDATED: 8:40 am EST December 27, 2011
Support Grows For Kroger Shooter
Worker Shouldn't Lose Job, Online Posters Say
A couple of Facebook pages were created in support of the as-yet-unnamed employee. ... Most posters said they believe the grocer will move to fire the employee ...~~ snip ~~ "This worker is a hero. The robber could (have) went on a shooting spree ...."
Sure hope that's wrong. This guy did the right thing and likely saved many lives.
Likely set up the whole thing. A nice little inside job robbery. But ha-ha on her, as soon she'll be facing a Murder Charge since her 'partner-in-crime' died.
Hope Indiana has the DP, and she gets it.
“Hope Indiana has the DP, and she gets it.”
You forgot your /s tag..
“In the late Monday release IMPD said: homicide detectives, working along with the Marion County Prosecutor’s office, advise that an arrest isn’t expected in this case. “
Otherwise I wouldn't written what I did.
Please take the time to vote on the Indy Channel web page. Current results are 93% to 7% against firing the Kroger manager. Maybe we can improve the numbers...
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