Armed customer shoots, kills pharmacy robber at Phoenix Walgreens

Posted at 7:15 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 01:25:54-04

The Phoenix Police Department says a witness shot and killed a man who was trying to rob a Walgreens on Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 7:10 p.m. at the store near 35th Avenue and Union Hills. 

According to police, 30-year-old Stephen Holguin approached the Walgreens pharmacy counter and demanded oxycodone while holding a gun. The suspect was wearing a wig at the time.   

The armed customer who shot the suspect is cooperating with police as they continue to investigate. No other injuries are reported.  

Life-saving efforts were performed on the suspect who died from his injuries at the scene.   

There were about a dozen people inside the store at the time of the robbery and shooting.   

Deadly force can be used to defend yourself or others in the state of Arizona; police are investigating the incident. No charges have been filed against the witness who shot the suspect.

Walgreens says they will not be releasing a statement because it doesn't comment on ongoing investigations.

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