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Robber shot, killed in Spartanburg Waffle House, second suspect fled

SPARTANBURG, SC (AP) The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a man attempting to rob a local Waffle House at gunpoint was shot and killed by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.

Lt. Tony Ivey said two men entered the restaurant early Saturday morning and at least one was carrying a handgun. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun, and fired when 1 of the suspects pointed the weapon at him.

Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the dead man as Dante Lamont Williams of Roebuck, who turned 19 years old on Saturday.

The second suspect fled the restaurant after Williams was shot. Ivey said it's not clear if the other person was wounded in the shooting.

No customers or employees were hurt in the incident.

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