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Canton, Ohio business owner and employee thwart armed robbers during gun battle.
Good job to these at the Hever’s Meats store in Canton , OHIO. this proves CCW works when the bad guys are staring down the barrel!
If you’re in the area of Hever’s Meats on Cleveland Ave, in Canton Ohio stop in and say “good job”. I just might!
CANTON —When one of two armed men robbing a local butcher shop opened fire inside the store just after noon Wednesday, an employee shot back, striking them multiple times.
After the gun battle that followed, the robbers fled the store, heading to separate hospitals, said Capt. Dave Davis, who heads the Canton police department’s Detective Bureau.
Isaiah Bush, 17, of 610 Market Ave. N, and Digarrio McLendon, 19, of 2313 Third St. NE, remained under arrest and guarded by police Thursday at area hospitals, he said. Their conditions were unknown.
“Fire was immediately returned by an employee. A gun battle ensued inside the store,” Davis said.
At some point, the robbers ran out the front door, jumped into the car and sped away.
Mercy Medical Center video shows one of the men soon after being dropped off at the hospital and the car leaving, Davis said.
Bush was found there with multiple gunshot wounds.
“A short time later, we believe the second suspect checked himself in at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon with at least three gunshot wounds,” Davis said. That man was identified as McLendon.