Two people who tried to rob a Beaufort restaurant Friday night were scared off when the owner fired a shot from his own gun, according to the Beaufort Police Department.
Maryland Fried Chicken on Ribaut Road was preparing to close shortly before 9 p.m. Friday when two suspects approached the owner, 1st Sgt. Owen Goethie said. The man pulled his personal handgun and fired a shot, but did not hit either suspect, Goethie said.
The suspects ran away without stealing anything, Goethie said. Police searched the area but did not find them.
No one was injured in the incident, which remains under investigation. No description of the suspects was available Saturday.