Police say an eastern Indiana man has been shot dead while trying to rob a pizzeria.
Richmond police said 30-year-old Freddie McCoy of Richmond was shot by an employee of Mercurio's Pizza about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Capt. Jim Branam tells the Palladium-Item that McCoy died at Reid Hospital after being treated by medical personnel at the scene of the shooting. It's not clear from the report if McCoy had a weapon.
It was the second time in two weeks a robber has been shot and killed during an attempted robbery in central Indiana. An Indianapolis liquor store employee fatally shot an armed robber during a holdup Sept. 30. Richmond is about 65 miles west of Indianapolis
Mercurio's Facebook page reads:
We are so grateful for everyone's care, concern, prayers, and support in such a tragic and horrible time. We will not be discussing the events that unfolded Saturday night. We will be open regular hours this weekend. Thanks again.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.