Pharmacist Shoots, Injures Robber Wielding Realistic-Looking Gun

December 9, 2014
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

When a would-be robber entered a pharmacy in Wyoming with what looked like a real gun, a pharmacist behind the counter reached for his firearm and injured the suspect by shooting him, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

When a would-be robber entered a pharmacy in Wyoming with what looked like a real gun, a pharmacist behind the counter reached for his firearm and injured the suspect by shooting him, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Police told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the suspect Nathan Mundt arrived at the Medicap Pharmacy in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at 9:45 a.m. on December 6, 2014, and asked for narcotic pain pills. Employees said they thought Mundt was holding a real gun, but police determined it to be a “very realistic-looking toy gun,” the paper reported.

In response, a pharmacist named Jackson Quick used what police described as either a handgun or revolver and shot the suspect once in the chest, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The would-be robber survived the shooting and was taken to a medical center, according to the paper, while Quick was taken to the police station.

"It appears that the bullet missed his vital organs, and the suspect is in stable condition at the hospital," Cheyanne Police Chief Brian Kozak told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

While the police will be pursuing charges against Mundt, the department announced that no charges will be filed against the 42-year-old pharmacist.

The pharmacy reopened later that same day.