A North Charleston, S.C., Waffle House customer will not be charged after fatally shooting a would-be robber over the weekend, police said, according to the New York Daily News. 

“No one was hurt, which is the best part,” Waffle House Division Manager Brandon Rogers told the Post and Courier. “No one was injured—besides the suspect.”


The incident unraveled a little after 5 a.m. Saturday, when police responded to reports of an armed robbery and shots fired at the Waffle House. By the time the officers arrived, however, the suspect had already been shot.

According to the Post and Courier, the robber, identified as 19-year-old Joshua Jermaine Davis, opened fire at the restaurant before the unidentified customer, who had a valid concealed permit, returned fire. Davis was rushed to the hospital but ultimately died of his injuries. 

“He saved us,” a Waffle House employee told the Post and Courier. 

“It says something about firearms … for good people with firearms being in the right hands,” an officer added. 


Read more at the New York Daily News and the Post and Courier.