The question is raised after a witness shot and killed a man who was robbing a Walgreens pharmacy earlier this week.
The incident happened at a North Phoenix Walgreens.
The incident happened Tuesday around 7:10 p.m. at the store near 35th Avenue and Union Hills.
Suspect shot by customer at 35th Ave/Union Hills.
PHOENIX - 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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