An Oklahoma mom and her daughter gunned down an armed robber after he attempted to rob their liquor store on Feb. 22, KJRH reported.
In an action-packed, yet terrifying security camera video, the two women are seen firing several shots at the robber after locking him inside the store.
The robber was identified as Tyrone Lee, 36. He was in an induced coma at a hospital and expected to survive, Dailymail reported.
The owner of the store, Justin Christian, was out of town when his mother and sister faced the robber. Christian reviewed the tape with KJRH.
The family successfully defended themselves with handguns at a time of intensified national debate over gun rights, triggered by a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
“I basically see a guy walk in the door from this angle and have a sawed-off 12 gauge,” the owner of the store, Justin Christian, told KJRH. “My mom says, open the drawer, give him the money, give him the money.”
Once the robber got what he wanted, he headed for the door. This is when the mom tried to lock the robber in the small room between two doors at the entrance. But only one door locked.
“She’s says, stop, stop but he’s still got the gun,” Christian explained. “He reached over, she ducked and fired again, and of course the gun’s empty or else my mom and sister would be dead.”
When the mom’s gun runs out of ammo, the robber struggles with her for the gun. This is when the daughter pulled out a gun of her own and fired a shot at Lee point blank.
The women then flee from Lee as he stumbles around behind the counter and eventually collapses.
“What they’re showing on TV ain’t the real deal when you really watch it and know it and clean up the blood, and really understand what happened,” Christian said.
The store reopened the next day. Some customers came just too look at the two women who stood up to the robber.
“The clerks did an outstanding job of fighting him,” Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker told KJRH.