The owner of the gun store Shooters, which was the target of an armed robbery on Tuesday , said he thought the gunmen were going to kill him and his customer until he revealed to them that he has brain cancer.
“They made it perfectly clear that they were going to kill both of us,” Lyons said. “They kept repeating it…screaming it at us. I was like, ‘What do you want me to do? Whatever you want man it’s yours.’”
Lyons said the two suspects came in wearing hoodies when he was talking to a friend. One of the suspects asked to see a gun.
“[I] opened the case, got the gun out to show it to him, he sticks one in my chest, knocks the air out of me, and knocks me down on the floor,” Lyons said. “He comes around and started kicking on me.”
There was also a customer in the store at the time of the robbery who was hit it the head with one of the guns.
When the suspects spotted the gun Lyons was carrying, the owner thought it was all over.