Greg Isabella Bio, Wiki
Greg Isabella is a 67-year-old South Philadelphia gun store owner who shot and killed a man he said was looting his business for what he suspects is the second night in a row. Philadelphia has been racked by violence over the last four days as some protest demanding justice for George Floyd turned vicious. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on Memorial Day in police custody after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes.
Greg Isabella Firing Line Inc
Greg Isabella, who owns the Firing Line Inc, one of the oldest gun shops in the city. The gun shop had been open for sales by appointment only due to the Pennsylvania executive order on COVID-19, the business announced last month on Facebook.
“Thank you for your patience and patronage,” a May 8 post read. “We are looking forward to seeing and serving you all again very soon!”
Greg Isabella Shots Dead Suspected Burglar
Isabella shot and killed a man he said was looting his business for what he suspects is the second night in a row. Speaking in an interview, he saw a group of looters on his surveillance video breaking a padlock on his gate using bolt cutters and descending on his shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning June 3rd.
The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. when Isabella then confronted the thieves, and one — in a group of what he says consisted of 3 or 4 people– pointed a gun at him, according to reports by Fox affiliate WTFX.
Isabella fatally shot the gun-wielding robber using an AR-15 and the alleged thief died on the scene, reports say. The owner likely injured a second suspect in the shoulder. The rest of the thieves fled, but a local hospital informed police that a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and police suspect he may have been involved in the botched heist.
The owner suspects that on the previous night, looters attempted to break in through a back door of the shop, ramming and beating at a steel door that showed signs of battering, and even marks that a crowbar was used to pry it open — to no avail.
Several people praised the business owner on the store’s Facebook page after the shooting, saying he did a “great job” defending his shop, as well as society amid ongoing unrest in Philadelphia in the aftermath of George Floyd’s May 25th death in Minneapolis.