Police: Diner shoots, kills man trying to rob Waffle House

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Authorities say a man attempting to rob a South Carolina Waffle House was fatally shot by a customer who intervened.

North Charleston Police Lt. Angela Johnson told multiple media outlets that shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday the armed suspect tried to rob the Waffle House. Johnson said the customer interrupted the robbery attempt, wounding the suspect.

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Officers who arrived on scene found the man injured. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect later died at a hospital.

Johnson said the customer had a valid concealed weapons permit. Johnson said no charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing. His identity has not been released.

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