Lloyd Cross, who owns Cross Cuts barber shop, in Philadelphia, Pa., was forced to defend himself against an armed robber. While Cross’s 9-year-old son played in a back room of the shop, an armed robber entered the front and demanded money. Cross in an attempt to appease the man, handed him some money. The robber, unsatisfied with the amount, demanded more money from Cross. A struggle ensued, in which Cross pulled out his gun and fired, striking the robber and ceasing the attack.
After the attack, Cross called 911. The robber was taken to the hospital, were he was listed in critical condition.
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