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Customer Shoots Suspect During Armed Robbery Attempt – VIDEO

UPDATE: 5:43 P.M. – 30-year-old Christopher Michael Lilly has been identified as the man who was shot this morning during an attempted robbery in Lutz.

Officials provided surveillance video of the incident but it does not show the shooting.

LUTZ (PASCO) – An armed robbery suspect is lucky to be alive this morning, after a customer inside a convenience store shot him during an attempted robbery.

According to Pasco County Officials, around 6:40 a.m. this morning an unknown suspect entered the Marathon convenience store on Wesley Chapel Blvd, armed with a handgun, and demanded money.

A customer who was legally carrying a concealed firearm observed what was happening and shot the suspect in the right thigh. Deputies arrived on the scene while the incident was still in progress and subdued the suspect with the help of bystanders.

The suspect was airlifted to a local trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.

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  • you know this is going to end up in civil court some how.

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:31 pm
    • Nope never happen.

      Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:10 pm
  • Yay! Good job!

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:48 pm
  • Prayers & blessings for all involved… I’m glad this ended better than the Kay Jewelers incident in Tx…

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:18 pm
  • You Are Right Sigforlife! Shoot To KILL MR. Customer. No Court Battle Then. And You Need To Go Back To The Shooting Range I Saw On The News That You Missed The 1st Shot

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:54 pm
  • Next time, Aim higher!

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:19 pm
  • Kudos to the customer. I’m broke too but I’m not going to terrorize a clerk just for $50 if that much. I hope Marathon rewards this customer with free coffee & donuts . God bless the customer & the clerk.

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:54 am
  • Sweet Justice!

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:49 am
  • Glad to see we the people are taking control! WTG customer!

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:39 am
  • Damn now the lawsuits begin……

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:28 am
  • Nice work everyone how did that feel gimpy and that shall be your new name. Glad yall didnt get hurt.

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:13 am

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:40 am
  • Thank God that gentleman was in the store at the time because it could have been worse he’s a hero

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:09 am
  • Good Job Customer and Deputies.

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:07 am
  • Whenwill these guys learn. CCL make Rooney a dangerous undertaking.

    Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:00 am
    • TOM LEMONS – Why did you delete my comment detailing this robbery?
      And THEN you updated the article AFTER I POSTED THOSE DETAILS?

      Thursday, 26 January 2017, 6:00 pm
      • Censorship. Deal with it snowflake! This is the only news in town don’t cha know! You will ONLY listen to OUR edited biased opinion spoon fed to you and tamped down your throat like a flume of cold oatmeal! So man up second class citizen and stop whining about the Real News! You and everyone else on the planet don’t matter here.

        Sunday, 29 January 2017, 11:51 pm

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