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Indiana pizzeria worker fatally shoots robber

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 8:20 am

RICHMOND — Police say an eastern Indiana man has been shot dead while trying to rob a pizzeria.

Richmond police say 30-year-old Freddie McCoy of Richmond was shot by an employee of Mercurio's Pizza about 10 p.m. Saturday. Police did not identify the employee.

Capt. Jim Branam tells the Palladium-Item that McCoy died at Reid Hospital after being treated by medical personnel at the scene of the shooting. It's not clear from the report if McCoy had a weapon.

It was the second time in two weeks a robber has been shot and killed during an attempted robbery in central Indiana. An Indianapolis liquor store employee fatally shot an armed robber during a holdup Sept. 30. Richmond is about 65 miles west of Indianapolis.