Tanning salon customer kills would-be robber

December 12, 2010 (ORLAND PARK, Ill.)

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the L.A. Tan on 94th Avenue in Orland Park.

Police say the alleged robber entered the tanning salon and pointed a handgun at a female employee. He allegedly ordered her to tie up a woman who was using a tanning bed. Minutes later, a male customer entered the business. The robber reportedly pointed the gun at him, but the man grabbed the gun away and then shot the would-be robber to death.

The dead man has not been identified.

The customer has not been charged.

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