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More and more stories are emerging of people who are practicing their second amendment right, and using guns to protect themselves.

A Pizza Hut employee in West Charlotte is currently on leave after fatally shooting a man that police say was trying to rob the restaurant.

The police have identified the alleged thief as 28-year-old Michael Grace.

Investigators said that just before 1:40 a.m. three people tried to break into the Pizza Hut on Freedom Drive.

Officers said that the employee fired his personal handgun at Grace, who died at the scene.

Police found the gun they said Grace was carrying when he was shot at the scene.

The two other accomplices ran immediately and have not been found yet.

Pizza Hut released the following statement about the shooting:

“The local Pizza Hut franchise is fully cooperating with the Charlotte Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of its staff is of utmost concern. They are providing support to the team members involved to ensure their health and well-being following this incident. The employee involved in the shooting has been placed on a leave of absence following further review.”

There were not any customers in the restaurant at the time.

Police have not determined if the employee will face any charges.

Do you think the employee should face charges for protecting himself? Comment below.

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  • Phillip_in_TX

    It was “self defense.” Why would there be any charges? Buy him some more ammo!

    • GenEarly

      1. Charlotte, NC is a city ruled by Black DemocRat ProgreSSives. 2. Pizza Hut probably has a mandatory gun free work environment. P.Hut would rather have Dead Employees than face a Lawsuit over a negligent discharge or a customer mistakenly shot by an armed employee.
      3. Stay Away from Prog Cities with sizable Black populations. Remember the recent Charlotte Riots over a Black “racist” policeman shooting a Black armed felon? Pure Insanity.

      • 48TENN

        Charlotte is also a “Sanctuary City.” So, besides black gangs, there are MS13 and Mexican gang-bangers as well. Charlotte has a City Ordinance that states that you must obtain a pistol permit, from the sheriff’s office, before you can purchase a handgun. Ironically, this is an old law dating to the Jim Crow era, designed to impede blacks’ ability to obtain firearms. But since the criminals obtain their guns on the street, it only inconveniences law-abiding citizens.

        • GenEarly

          I moved out of Charlotte and NC back in ’83. It was very Prog then. They had combined the city and county into one police department, with a subservient police chief who is just another “Employee”.
          The Sheriff ,a Constitutionally elected position, has been reduced to being jail and courthouse guards, and serving warrants. Sheriff’s deputies have been replaced in any meaningful law enforcement as part of the UN-NWO policing to eliminate direct citizen control of law enforcement. This is being pushed nationally as an “efficiency” and “cost containment” to the voters to approve in referendums.

    • Karl Kimball

      In a leftist State all bets are off. You would be surprised how many people that where protecting their life, or their loved ones got charged after a shooting, and then either had to spend their life savings to defend themselves or spend years in jail.

      • TheBitterClinger1

        Self Defense Insurance, Pre Paid Legal services, is worth thinking about.

        • Mort Leith

          It’s easier to just LEAVE the libT ard State you’re living in..
          Only libT ard areas would require this insurance against the NA Z1s that refuse to honor your 2nd Amendment RIGHTS

      • Spento Vestonucci

        Karl, I don’t know if you an LCH here in Texas, or if you have any legal protections, but in this state, there are several law firms that sell insurance, and the attorneys will defend you if you are carrying a firearm and use it to defend yourself! Look them up. These guys usually come to the last day of a CCW class and can give you the details and sign you up!

  • LMAO!!!!!…Hey thats the downside of being a criminal…Dying at the scene……..Keep your aiming skills at optimum levels and kill some more…do the taxpayers a BIG FAVOR.

    • CyclingFoodmanPA

      Love the dog Anthony! Our German Shepherd just turned 1 year old on 10/29. Thank you for your service!

  • Snoopy

    Last I heard we STILL have the right to protect ourselves!
    Give the employee a week’s paid vacation for protecting the establishment and go on about your business! Maybe the NEXT punk with a gun will think twice!

    • DixieAngel_76

      I doubt those other two accomplices will be back.

      • Snoopy

        Not in THIS life time!!

  • mwp2634

    This is why training and practice is so important. I have yet to see a dead perpetrator attempt to commit another crime.

    • DixieAngel_76

      Good riddance!

      • Snoopy

        Good Shootin’ Sweetheart!!

    • patriot2

      you forgot about the dead that vote democratic,it’s still a crime.sorry,I couldn’t resist.

      • ARJAY

        The dead PERSON is not voting! OTHERS are USING THEIR NAME!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Igor

          Uh, thank you for your input, Captain Obvious…

          • ARJAY

            Obviously YOU missed; “patriot2 (‘s response,) you forgot about the dead that vote democratic,it’s still a crime.sorry,I couldn’t resist.”

            “the DEAD that VOTE”, the dead do NOT actually vote, patriot2!

            So, Igor, I figured that ptriot2 didn’t know that and needed it to be explained/clarified!

          • Igor

            Sorry, sorry… I did miss it!!

            Captain Oblivious


  • Richard

    Well done, he deserves a raise to buy more ammo!
    Your Grandchildren R depending on you!
    Red, White & Blue, Trump too !

    All of the, Deporables and Rednecks I know are Americans !
    That’s more than I can say about the Socialist Democrats !

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  • DeplorableSnailmailtrucker

    The Thug gave up all of his rights when he decided to Rob a Business or Individual !

    He got what he deseerved and His Parents sound like they are a Big Part of the reason he is dead !

    • Foxyjosh

      He didn’t deserve to be shot. that bullet was earned.

      • Igor

        …indeed, fairly and squarely *earned*!

  • DeplorableSnailmailtrucker

    Nice shooting Pizza Hut….I’ll be up Tomorrow to help support you !

  • DeplorableSnailmailtrucker

    This Pizza Hut employee probably saved 15 to 20 Americans from being the Victims of a crime by this Former Thug !

  • TheBitterClinger1

    Give that honest soul a big Thank You, a free Pizza Hut cap and a voucher for a new handgun if his was seized as evidence (and just maybe a Partridge in a Pear Tree).

  • 48TENN

    I used to work in that area of Charlotte, and it is bad news! Freedom Drive was right down the street from my office, and armed robberies were commonplace. I have always kept a gun in my car, but I got a CCW when I moved to Charlotte.

  • ADRoberts

    I think that Pizza Hut is owned by Pepsi or someone like that. They will likely fire the man/woman for not dying without resistance.
    If they do, you know what to do. BOYCOTT. Go to Papa Murphy.

    • patriot2

      papa murphys is better anyway.

  • Spunky

    The city needs to reimburse the worker for ammo used. They just cleaned up the trash there some and saved the city money in the long run.

  • Apollo

    It’s time that we the innocent start fighting back…make these criminals pay for their crimes.

  • ToniStimmel

    That shooter should get an monetary reward for killing that criminal. The amount of the reward should be half of the cost, to the taxpayers, of catching the average armed robber, all the trial costs, and the costs of keeping a felon in prison for the length of the average sentence for Armed Robbery.

    The liberals think that the life of a criminal is worth far more than the lives of his/her victims. That’s only true for ultra-liberal victims.


    “More and more stories
    are emerging of people who are practicing their second amendment right,
    and using guns to protect themselves.”

    WRONG,, the 2nd Amendment GRANT US NO RIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The 2nd Amendment PROTECTS our rights FROM THE GUBBERMINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Will ALL of you “gun rights/2nd Amendment supporting” organizations STOP CALLING IT “OUR 2nd Amendment RIGHTS”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Use the PROPER terminology of “OUR 2nd Amendment PROTECTIONS”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dryden01

    My approach in a situation like this is BLAM BLAM BLAM :”Stop or I’ll shoot!”

  • Mort Leith

    Why on earth would anyone face charges for exercising their 2nd Amendment RIGHT to defend themselves???
    What a dumb/liberal question….

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  • Igor

    Uh, no. Give the Employee of the Month to ’em, and a raise.

  • C6Vette

    I totally agree with Post below, give this guy a Medal and a Raise protecting not only His Life, other employees and the franchise from being Robbed of it’s income which pays their salary! I believe anyone with a Permit to carry has the right to Defend themselves and the people with them if in Imminent Danger of Death or Harm! Is this NOT why we carry a weapon, if NOT please impress the Hell out of me the reason (s) WHY NOT? I believe ANYONE that works those late hours is prone to Robbery and possible harm, or Death! I would rather be ALIVE and charged (for what I do not know) and live to go to court to prove MY Innocence due to Self Defence! My opinion and we have one, or is it only the PC Police decides what we can and can NOT do! I am as serious as a Heart Attack, if this happened to me and I was Armed, God Help the Thugs because they will either be laying there Dead, or Bleeding to Death! My Humble Opinion…….

  • Shagnasty1

    Do you think the employee should face charges for protecting himself?

    Oh, HELL NO!

  • shutterbud

    On the other side of the coin several years ago two employees and a Manager were killed in a Pizza Hut in my small town at closing time and they still have no suspects.

  • billyrb1

    No. should be given a medal for taking another thug off the streets.

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