Sporting Goods Store Owner Opens Fire During Attempted Robbery In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An attempted robbery ended in gunfire at a Brooklyn gun store Wednesday morning.

At around 10:55 a.m. at DF Brothers Sports Center on New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, a man entered the store and asked to see a gun for sale.

dfbrothers Sporting Goods Store Owner Opens Fire During Attempted Robbery In Brooklyn

(credit: Jessica Moore/CBS2)

The owner asked the man for his license, at which point the man pulled out a can of pepper spray and sprayed the clerk.

The suspect then smashed a display case with a hammer and grabbed two guns.

The owner pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspect, who dropped the guns and ran off empty handed.

Police believe the suspect may have been hurt in the shooting.

Investigators were on the scene collecting evidence, as well as checking area hospitals to see if anyone came in with a gunshot wound.

Wednesday evening a group of men came out of the store and said the owner is OK, just hoping the suspect can be caught so he doesn’t try again, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported.

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