ORLAND PARK, Ill., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A customer at a suburban Chicago tanning salon shot and killed a man attempting a robbery, police said.
Orland Park, Ill., police said an employee at L.A. Tan called to report an armed robbery in progress at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The customer had wrestled the robber's gun away and shot him.
When police arrived, they found a man with two gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 7:30 p.m. His name was being withheld until family was notified.
Police said the robber ordered an employee at gunpoint to tie up a woman who was using a tanning bed. Minutes later, a male customer came in for his appointment.
The robber ordered him to tie his hands together, police said. Instead, the customer grabbed the gun. The robber then moved toward the customer, prompting the customer to shoot him.
The customer, who was not identified, cooperated with police and was freed without charges. No one else was injured.