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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.

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