When a man entered a local pharmacy in Dumas, Ark., with intentions to rob the establishment, he unknowingly put his life in danger. That’s because the pharmacist he was demanding money from was actually a concealed carry permit holder.

The pharmacist was just opening the store at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday when a gun-wielding, mask-wearing man, identified as 31-year-old Tavell Lawson, burst into the store and demanded money.

Armed Robber Shot and Killed by Pharmacist With Concealed Carry Permit in Dumas, Ark.

Tavell Lawson, 31. (KARK-TV)

“The pharmacist initially retreated, but when he could retreat no longer, he pulled his own concealed weapon and shot and killed the masked gunman,” KARK-TV reports.

Police confirmed to the news station that the pharmacist is a legal concealed carry permit holder.

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