MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The tables were turned on a suspected would-be robber early Monday morning.
It was after 4 a.m. when Eddie Richardson pulled up in front of his house on Center Street. But before he could get out of his car, he said two armed men were at his window with guns drawn.
"What they said when they walked to the car; they said, 'Give it up,'" Richardson said.
The robbers surprised Mr. Richardson, but he had a surprise of his own for them.
"I took my pistol out, and I shot his (expletive)," Richardson said.
One of the bandits was hit in the hand. He dropped his gun.
"I shot him right here, cause I got out the car; and I started shooting right then. I shot him. He dropped his gun. It went right up under the tire. They got his gun," Richardson said.
The robbers ran off, and that's when the exchange of gunfire started.
Richardson said he's never been in trouble and is just a working man. In fact, he said he didn't know if he'd survive the encounter.
"They was trying to rob me, and I didn't go for that," he said.
Police captured one of the suspects when he showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. He had to have surgery. When he gets out, he'll be facing charges.
As of Monday afternoon, police are not releasing the suspect's name. They expect him to be charged Tuesday.
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