Woman Takes Gun, Fights Back Against Robber

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Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ) — A Lexington clerk fought back during an attempted robbery Friday night at a tobacco shop on North Broadway.

Zara Adil was working the cash register at Discount Tobacco Zone when two men walked inside. One of the men had a gun and demanded cash. While Adil opened the drawer, she noticed the man put the gun down.

“I picked up the gun and pointed it at the second guy and said you run or I will shoot you,” says Adil.

The man ran off, leaving the other man and Adil alone inside. He attacked her and while the two were fighting, Adil shot the man in the shoulder.

“I asked him why he was doing this, and he just said let me go, let me go,” says Adil.

The 21-year-old told the man she would let him go if he promised to leave the money alone. However, he didn’t, and Adil attacked him. The man eventually left, without the money.

Adil says she was standing up for what’s right, and more people should.

“If more people stand up, they won’t have that much courage to go around and do what they’re doing,” says Adil.

Lexington police are saying this robbery is similar to about 15 others since January. They say one of those similarities is a tan or silver sedan with a missing hubcap, seen at some of the robberies. A warrant has been issued for one of the suspects in the tobacco store robbery. Lexington police are looking for Darnell Thomas, Junior. He’s wanted for robbery first degree in connection with the investigation.

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