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.