Michael Grace Jr. was died from a gunshot wound he suffered while trying to rob a Pizza Hut. Grace was shot and killed by an armed restaurant employee, and his mother is upset. Temia Hariston, Graceâ€™s mother, believe it wasnâ€™t fair for the robbery victims to shoot her son, the robber. â€œIf there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,â€ Hariston told CBS News. â€œIt was an act of desperation, but I do not believe that Michael would have hurt anyone,â€ she continued. â€œWhy in the hell did this guy have a gun? This wasnâ€™t a body shot. This was a head shot. My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear. A headshot is personal.â€
According to his parents, Grace was suffering financial difficulty and resorted to robbery to help provide for his own child. Grace was a former employee of the same Pizza Hut he was attempting to rob, according to Hariston.