A US Air Force veteran who works as a clerk in California credited his instincts for kicking in at the right time during an armed robbery, allowing him to kill one of the bandits with a well-placed shot.
Mark Kasprowicz, who served in the USAF in the 1980s, was working at Kam’s Market on Sunday night when two suspects entered the store and demanded the contents of the register, with one bandit flanking around the back of the store and holding the manager at gunpoint.
“At first, I thought it was a joke,” Kasprowicz said.
One suspect approached Kasprowicz, pistol-whipping the veteran in the head as he advanced upon the cash register.
“I got hit three times,” he said in an interview.
A licensed security guard, Kasprowicz produced his own firearm and began firing after the suspect fired several wild shots at him.
With one well-placed shot, the Air Force veteran mortally wounded the suspect, who collapsed a few blocks away and later died.
“I fired one shot,” Kasprowicz told FOX10.
Authorities are still looking for the second suspect, who fled the scene after the gunfight began.
Kasprowicz is looking forward to coming back to work, as soon as his injuries heal.
“It’s hard staying home doing nothing,” he said.
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