A clerk in Lexington, KY had to fight for her life and for her store during an armed robbery on Friday night.
Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun entered the Discount Tobacco Zone, came behind the counter and demanded cash.
When one of the men sat his gun down to attempt to open the register, Zara Adil took the opportunity and grabbed the gun.
She pointed the firearm at the men and told them to leave. One of the men quickly obliged her, however the other suspect attacked her. During the struggle, Adil shot the suspect once in the shoulder.
She then told him to leave and leave the money after the man pleaded for his life. However, as he walked by the register, he made another grab for the cash drawer. That’s when Adil chased after the man, grabbed him, and quickly threw him down on the ground.
Ultimately, the wounded suspect ended up fleeing the store empty handed.
In an interview with WTVQ, Adil said the reason robberies are increasing in Lexington is because no one is fighting back. “If more people stand up, they won’t have that much courage to go around and do what they’re doing,” she said.