'Shoot Him!': Pastor's Wife Thwarts Would-Be Robber
The wife of a pastor at a Philadelphia church shot a man during an attempted robbery Thursday night.
Robert Cook, pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, told reporters he, his wife and their 12-year-old son were returning from a concert when a man with a rifle approached them near the parking lot of the church.
They say the 66-year-old suspect demanded Cook's wallet, leading to a struggle.
"And I turned like I was going to get my wallet, but I was stalling. And he hit me in the head with the gun. He swung it like a baseball bat," Cook said. " And everything was like lightning for a minute. And then I heard my wife saying, 'Drop the gun, drop the gun.' I'm like, she's got her gun. He turns towards her, and I said, 'Shoot him, shoot him!' And she shot him.'"
The woman fired one shot, striking the suspect in his leg. He fled but was apprehended several minutes later by authorities.
Cook suffered a bruise on his head. His wife and son were not hurt.
The wife reportedly has a permit to carry the gun, and police think the shooting was justifiable, but the incident remains under investigation.
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