Amar Kayeh said he was working the late shift early Wednesday morning when the two men, dressed in black, burst into the store with guns out.
The robbery happened at around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday at the Fiesta Smoke Shop at 2426 Bosque Boulevard.
“They just walked in with their guns up and all. First I didn’t think anything of it, I was shocked really.” Kayeh said.
In dramatic surveillance video obtained by News 10, you can see the two men point their guns at Kayeh and another worker.
“I knew what they wanted really so I opened up the cash register right away and waited for my chance to shoot them.” Kayeh said.
Kayeh had a loaded gun under the counter. He says the two robbers kept demanding he hand over the gun.
“I was just trying to avoid the question, so every time he asked, I said take some cigarettes, take some money over here.”
Kayeh says as the two were about to leave, he finally saw a chance to strike.
He said he grabbed the silver and black gun and shot at the suspects until they ran out.
“If you don’t shoot, every day you will have somebody in here trying to rob you, so I wanted to make an example out of them.” Kayeh said.
“I don’t want to be no easy bait.” he said.