A gunman entered a Philadelphia deli shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police said, where he drew a weapon and went behind the counter to where the owner’s wife was standing.
Pointing the gun to her chest, he forced her to her knees and ordered her to open the cash register. As she started taking the money out, she screamed for her husband, who came out from a back room with his gun.
The gunman shot at the owner, missing him, and the owner fired back three times, fatally wounding him.
“If my husband hadn’t shot him, he would have been shot,” said the wife.
The owner agreed, “I didn’t want it to come to that,” he said. “But we had to defend ourselves.”
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 2/7/2013