Armed Father Shoots Attacker in Alabama McDonald’s

Armed Father Shoots Attacker in Alabama McDonald’s

He forced his way inside as an employee was letting a father and his sons out the door and opened fire.

Markus Washington was finishing up his shift at the restaurant when he heard gunfire.

A McDonald's employee who hid in a backroom freezer during the gunfire calls the father a "hero", according to WBRC. She said those shots were followed by the sound of two more. When he heard all the shots fired, he thought everyone was dead. The report said the gunman, father and one of the boys were struck during the volley.

"I'm feeling grateful", he told the station. "He looking for us", said Washington.

A witness who told police she was at the drive-thru said she heard eight or nine shots ring out before people started running from the restaurant.

Authorities have not yet determined whether the masked man was robbing the store or targeting an employee who worked there, reports WBRC.

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"He's my hero. Because I can only imagine how it would've [gone] if he wasn't armed".

Authorities do not plan to press charges against the father. "The gentleman who unfortunately lost his life, the teenage boy who is in the hospital recovering from his injuries, and the father who is also recovering from his injuries", Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Shelton said, according to WVTM-13.

"Things like this are hard for both families", said Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Shelton, according to WVMT-13.

Alabama - -(AmmoLand.com)- Over the wekend a courageous Alabama father and his son are recovering from a late-night shootout that left a masked robber dead.

'Right now it appears the victim made a decision that cost his life and the father made a decision that preserved his and children's lives'.

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