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Taco Bell employees shoot, kill man in botched robbery attempt

Posted at 4:21 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 16:17:48-04

CLEVELAND — A man was shot and killed by employees at a Cleveland-area Taco Bell early Wednesday morning in a botched robbery attempt.

The shooting happened just before 3 a.m.

Police say preliminary investigation indicates six employees were inside the Taco Bell when two masked suspects entered and tried to rob the restaurant. They ordered all of the employees to the ground, police said.

Three of the employees were armed and shot at the suspects.

One suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was hit. Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The suspect was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The other suspect fled on foot.

No arrests have been made.

Taco Bell issued the following statement Wednesday:

Taco Bell and Sigma Bell, LLC., the franchise owner of this Cleveland, Ohio location, are shocked this happened at the restaurant. Our franchisee is fully cooperating with the Cleveland Police Department in their investigation. The employees are very shaken up from today’s events, and our franchisee is offering them counseling.