BAY POINT (CBS SF) — A Bay Point comfort retailer clerk, who was robbed and viciously assaulted, shot and killed the suspect because the armed, masked man fled — a drama captured on surveillance video.
Store proprietor Kamal Sandhu instructed KPIX 5 two armed, masked males entered the shop round 10:45 p.m. and confronted the 2 clerks who have been on obligation.
“A pair guys got here in…one got here across the nook and demanded cash from Mark whereas the opposite one went to Arturo and maintain him at gunpoint,” Sandhu stated. “Them they hit Mark on the pinnacle very laborious and he fell down.”
The clerk — Mark Kasprowicz — was starting to shut down the shop for the night time when he seemed up and noticed a masked man approaching him with a gun. He quickly discovered himself in a life-or-death wrestle.
“He pushed me down and held me down for some time,” Kasprowicz stated. “I obtained pistol whipped a pair occasions.”
On the video, Kasprowicz and the masked robber wrestle behind the counter. The suspect beats Kasprowicz on the pinnacle with a gun, blood steams down the clerk’s head.
The video reveals the shop’s hand gun saved below the money register until. In his haste, the suspect apparently didn’t see the gun. Kasprowicz reached up and grabbed the gun.
“I used to be in a position to get our handgun,” he stated. “I heard a shot and the opposite man that pistol whipped me stated: ‘He’s (Kasprowicz) obtained a gun.’ So I figured there was two folks in right here. Then I hear a shot and see him taking off, that’s after I fired.”
Clerk Mark Kasprowicz on his life-and-death wrestle
The 56-year-old stated on the time, he was pushed by concern for his life and that of his co-worker.
“I didn’t know if he was nonetheless alive,” Kasprowicz stated of his co-worker. “I didn’t see him in any respect.”
“It was intuition (to fireside the weapon),” he continued. “Me being within the army (Kasprowicz served within the Air Pressure) that half kicked in after which my profession as a personal safety additionally helped.”
Kasprowicz was taken to the hospital for remedy of his accidents. Docs wanted 12 staples to shut his head wound. He instructed reporters he wasn’t actually making an attempt to be a hero however then the adrenaline kicked in.
“When he got here in, I wasn’t making an attempt to stop him from getting the cash,” he stated. “I used to be making an attempt (to take) cowl…The cash was the least of my issues…I didn’t actually know that I hit him as a result of I actually didn’t take purpose. I simply pointed and shot as soon as. He pointed his weapon at me once more. I obtained decrease below the counter.”
The wounded suspect collapsed a couple of block from the shop and died of his wounds. There was no instant phrase on the destiny of the second suspect from police.