Police: Father dining with children shoots, kills gunman at McDonald’s

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Police in Alabama are investigating after a father shot and killed a masked gunman at a McDonald's over the weekend.

Birmingham police told WBMA that a man and his two sons were at McDonald's Saturday night when gunman came into the restaurant.

The suspect fired a gun and then the father shot back. The father and son suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds and the other man died from his injuries. He has not been identified yet.

Police say the father is not facing charges.

According to the Real-Time News, scanner reports said the shooting may have happened during a robbery, but police have not confirmed that report. 

"Right now it appears the victim made a decision that cost his life and the father made a decision that preserved his and children’s' life,'' Shelton said.