Three armed men entered the Detroit Pawn Shop in Hamtramck, Mich. and attempted to rob the store. A store employee responded to the threat by firing at the criminals, killing one and ending the robbery.
Following the incident, Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino noted that the shooting appeared to be a case of self-defense. Garbarino went on to tell a local news outlet, “Frankly, I’ll be honest, it’s pretty stupid for anyone to try and rob someone in Hamtramck... Most of … our store owners are armed." (WWJ, Detroit, Mich. 08/01/13)