A Bronx smoke store employee was taken into police custody after he allegedly shot and killed a person who he claimed was making an attempt to rob the shop.
The worker of the comfort retailer and unlicensed hashish dispensary on East Tremont Avenue allegedly shot 23-year-old Romel Carey within the head at round 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, in line with police and sources.
Carey, of Pennsylvania, had repeatedly tried to rob the Top Shelf bodega earlier than he was fatally shot, the employee claimed.
The alleged thief first tried to loot the store at round 11:40 p.m. Tuesday when he walked in and brandished a firearm, the sources mentioned.
However, the shop employee flashed a gun of his personal, scaring him off.
Carey returned simply 40 minutes later and allegedly tried to rob the institution a second time, sources informed The Post.
At that time, the worker fired his weapon, placing the would-be-robber within the head.
Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene and the staffer, described as “an individual of curiosity,” was taken into custody, police mentioned.
No expenses have been instantly filed on Wednesday.