Gun license holder shoots and kills robbery suspect

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A pizza restaurant employee, a licensed gun holder, shoots and kills suspect robber (KTRK)

Police say an armed pizza restaurant employee shot and killed one of two suspects who were robbing an Amarillo pizzeria.

Police say 29-year-old Ruben Rios and 36-year-old Clayton Morgan entered La Bella Pizza to rob it late Tuesday night.

According to police, Morgan was armed with a BB gun made to look like a real weapon. Witnesses say he used the gun to make demands of store employees. One of those employees, a licensed firearm carrier, reportedly fired his weapon at Morgan after being threatened.

Morgan was hit and later died at a hospital.

Rios, the other suspect, has been charged with murder, under Texas law that allows a person to be charged with murder if they take part in a crime in which someone was killed.

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