From the NY Post:
A 72-year-old Harlem business owner turned Bernhard Goetz on four robbers yesterday, pulling a shotgun from beneath his desk and opening fire, killing two and wounding the others, cops said.
The four men barged into Kaplan Bros. Blue Flame Corp., a restaurant-supply company at 523W. 125th St., at 3 p.m.
Inside was the owner, Charles Augusto, Jr., of Irvington in Westchester County, and two employees whom the robbers tried to handcuff.
One of the bandits pulled a 9mm gun and began pistol-whipping a 33-year-old worker.
That prompted Augusto, 20 to 30 feet from the robbery, to pull the 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun and fire three times, cops said. The blasts struck all four men, two of them in the back.
Two men collapsed just outside. One fell in the doorway and was declared dead at the scene. The other, who cops said had prior arrests for robbery and weapons charges, was rushed to St Luke's Hospital, where he died.
The other two robbers also ran, but were busted nearby and hospitalized. Both are expected to live.
This is terrible. After all, guns are bad and should never be possessed by law-abiding people for protection of themselves and their property! This business owner should have just sat there and done nothing while his employees got the shit beaten out of them. He also should have handed over all his money because thugs deserve it more than he does.
I hope Mayor Bloomberg holds an anti-gun press conference in front of this place.