Pony Keg owner upset with ‘hero’ label after shooting would-be robber

‘I’m a survivor. That’s all I can say.’

Pony Keg owner speaks about deadly shooting

WEST PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19) - The owner of Glenway Pony Keg, Linny, isn’t sure how to feel about what happened last month.

“I’m frustrated because I don’t -- my, I can’t figure out my emotions," she said.

The January incident was caught on store surveillance camera. In the video James Douglas, 48, came into the store with a loaded gun threatening to kill Linny, 63, who was alone at the store.

“I feared for my life,” she said.

Linny pulled out a gun of her own that she had tucked in her waistband, shooting and killing Douglas. Police say after Linny shot the would-be robber he proceeded to try to physically attack her before falling to the ground in the doorway of the convenience store.

“I'm very upset that people keep calling me a hero. I'm not a hero. I'm a survivor. That's all I can say,” she said.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has said the shooting was “clearly justified” and that Linny won’t be facing any criminal charges.

Linny and her husband have owned the Glenway Pony Keg for 30 years. She describes the neighborhood as good, but changing.

“After 30 years you can’t be afraid to come to work. If I was afraid I wouldn’t be here," she said.

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