SAN ANTONIO —
A Texas father shot and killed a man who threatened his family during a botched robbery at a fast food restaurant.
Fox 29 reports it happened Wednesday evening at a Popeyes in San Antonio.
Andres Herrera, 19, approached Carlos Molina, 32, who was eating with his family. Herrera demanded money, but Molina said he didn’t have any because he spent it on dinner.
According to WOAI, Molina asked if Herrera would let his family go, and the gunman agreed.
Molina’s wife and two of his children left the restaurant, but two more of his children were still in the bathroom.
Herrera spotted the remaining children walking out of the bathroom and pointed his gun in their direction.
That’s when Molina pulled out his handgun and shot Herrera “several times,” killing him.
Officers say Molina is a licensed gun owner and they believe he opened fire in defense of a third person.
“He really saved the day and protected a lot of people today,” San Antonio Police Department Captain Michael Starnes said.