Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Honeybee Killer

Honeybee Killer - Surveillance video from a weekend robbery and subsequent shooting at a tanning salon in Orland Park, Ill. was released Tuesday.

The video shows the dramatic moments inside the LA Tan location, as a customer confronts and then kills the alleged "honeybee killer."

The surveillance video shows a young female employee behind the counter, with suspect Gary Amaya, 48, entering the scene. After chatting with the employee for a brief moment, Amaya displays a gun in his right hand.

Amaya orders the female worker to tie herself up with rope in her chair. The worker obliges and is seen fumbling with the ropes.

Honeybee Killer

Customer Jason McDaniel, 29, enters the salon, sees what's happening and offers the man cash.
"Take the money and go," he says.

Amaya pulls the gun out of his coat as McDaniel steps behind the counter. Amaya tells McDaniel he's going to tie him up. The suspect reaches for rope in a bag and briefly puts the gun on the counter, reports CBS station WBBM. McDaniel doesn't hesitate. He rushes Amaya, grabs the gun from the counter and elbows the suspect in the face. There is a struggle just out of the camera's view.

One shot rings out, and still Amaya rushes at McDaniel. The customer fires again and the suspect goes down.

Tests show that the weapon Amaya took into the LA Tan salon was the same weapon used in the so-called "honeybee" or "state line" shooting spree in early October.

Honeybee Killer

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