SAN ANTONIO — A robbery suspect is dead after a father defended his family and a restaurant full of people on Wednesday night, police said.
The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Andres Herrera, was wearing a hoodie and a mask when he entered the Popeye’s Fried Chicken and pointed a gun at the customers. The man approached a family eating dinner and demanded money.
According to police, the father told Herrera he spent his money on dinner for his family. The father then asked the man if his family could leave because they didn’t have anything he wanted.
Herrera then turned toward the restaurant counter and yelled at customers, pointing his handgun at them.
Once the father’s family made it safely out of the restaurant, the father confronted the suspect. As the suspect continued to threaten the employees, the father took out his own handgun and shot the suspect multiple times, killing him.
The father is a licensed handgun carrier and will not face any charges, according to San Antonio police.