Customer Shoots, Kills Robber At Tanning Salon
Updated: 12/12/10 2:10 p.m.
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) – A man died Saturday night after he was shot with his own gun while attempting to rob a tanning salon in southwest suburban Orland Park.
Police received a call at 6:36 p.m. of an armed robbery occurring at L.A. Tan, 15633 S. 94th Ave, according to a release from Orland Police.
Surveillance video from inside the business showed that a man entered the business, announced a robbery and pointed a handgun at a female employee, according to the release. The man then ordered a female customer using a tanning bed to tie the hands and feet of the female employee with rope he had brought with him.
A male customer entered the business minutes later for a scheduled appointment and the suspect pointed the handgun at him and ordered the customer to tie his hands together, according to police.
The male customer then grabbed the handgun away from the suspect, police said. The man moved aggressively toward the male customer, who then shot the man twice with the gun, police said.
The man shot, who remains unidentified Sunday afternoon, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.
The man shot was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The suspect’s name has not been confirmed and is pending identification by family members or fingerprints, according to the release. A vehicle believed to be the suspect’s was recovered near the scene, the release said.
The male customer, female customer and female employee were unharmed, according to the release. The handgun was also recovered at the scene.
The male customer, who cooperated fully with police, was released without charges and Orland Police are continuing their investigation.
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