ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An attempted robbery led to an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning in south St. Louis. Police say two men with handguns announced a robbery at Elicia’s Pizza in the 6600 block of Gravois around 12:20am. One of them, identified only as being 28-years old, took money from a cash register while the other suspect held the restaurant’s owner at gunpoint.
The owner, who has a concealed carry permit, was able to get to his own gun and exchanged shots with the 28-year-old suspect. Both robbers fled. The 28-year old collapsed outside of the pizza place. He had been shot in the leg and buttocks. He was later taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.
The other man got away, possibly in a maroon minivan. The owner believes he also shot this suspect, but there is no evidence that he was hit.
The 28-year old suspect’s gun and the money were recovered at the scene.