Dairy Queen robber armed with sword dead after being shot twice by the DQ store clerk.
Just after 12 noon today, a mask man armed with a samurai sword attempted to rob the Dairy Queen on Maryland Parkway near Karen Ave in East Las Vegas.
8 News Now reports that the would be robber is dead.
It appears that the clerk was armed with a gun and fired 2 shots at the suspect who was found just outside the doors of Dairy Queen. He might have been trying to flee the scene after he was shot.
There were reportedly 2 employees and no customers in the store at the time of the attempted robbery.
The unnamed suspect was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital.
Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating whether the gun used by the clerk was properly registered.
It has not been reported if the suspect has a prior record, was high on drugs or just mentally disturbed
Although violence can strike anywhere, there are certain lines of work that are inherently more prone.
Convenience store workers come to mind and of course cab drivers.
Dairy Queen seems like an odd choice. The again it seems “odd” to rob a Dairy Queen store with a sword.
The store opens at 11am on Sunday and one would think that due to the nature of what Dairy Queen better known as DQ sells, that they would not be a likely target for a robbery.
The neighborhood where the shooting took place is a neighborhood that has seen much better days.
The area is rife with drugs so perhaps it was simply a move of desperation on the part of the would be robber.
In the United States it is legal to own the 3- to 5-foot-long, curved blades known as Samurai swords, but every state in the union has laws forbidding people from carrying them in public.
Samurai swords and other curved swords were banned in England and Wales in 2008 after a rash of crimes committed using those weapons.