Cousins Subs Employee to Face Charges After Firing at Armed Suspects

UPDATE: The Cousins Subs employee is facing criminal charges after firing at two armed suspect in the sandwich shop.

According to the Milwaukee Police, the employee will be ordered into the DA’s office for Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon.

Cousins Subs released this statement:

Statement Attribution: Christine Specht, President and CEO at Cousins Subs

We can confirm that earlier today, June 20th, two men entered our Cousins Subs location at 76th and Burleigh and carried out an armed robbery. In response to the robbery, one of our employees followed the suspects outside and fired his personal firearm. The employee acted contrary to our policy, which states that all staff are prohibited from having possession of a weapon while on company property or while on company business. We are fully cooperating with the Milwaukee Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of our staff and guests is of upmost concern and we are grateful that no one was injured in the incident. We are providing support to the staff involved to ensure their health and well-being following this incident.

ORIGINAL: A Cousins Subs employee fired at two suspects that attempted to rob the the sandwich shop located on West Burleigh Street. 

Milwaukee Police is investigating an armed robbery/shots fired incident that happened around 11:00 a.m. at the Cousin’s Subs located at 7603 W. Burleigh Street. 

Two suspects entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at employees.  The suspects then stole money from the safe and fled.  One of the employees followed the suspects and fired shots at them.  The suspects were not hit and MPD continues to seek them.  

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