KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two metro friends are still in shock after two men with guns dragged them out of a car, shot at them, and hit one victim in the leg.
The armed robbery happened in the back parking lot of Quinton's bar in Waldo near 75th and Washington around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The friends were heading into Quinton's for a few beers when they say they nearly lost their lives.
“I was with one of my girl friends, and one of my other friends, and we went to Waldo to drink a couple beers up there,” said Zach Fiehler.
Ali Brewer and Zach Fiehler and a guy named Sam parked in the lot behind Quinton's. Sam went inside and Brewer and Fiehler were about to head inside too when they were confronted.
“Someone started banging on the window and asked us to get out with a gun,” Brewer recalled.
Two men dragged both of them out of the car.
“I for sure thought I was going to be shot,” Brewer said.
“They got in the car. I tried to jump back in to do something, and prevent the situation. They dragged me a little bit, and I got back up, and another car pulled up,” Fiehler explained.
Fiehler was pistol whipped, and the two of them tried to run.
“He pointed a gun at me, said, 'you think you’re tough?' and shot me,” Fiehler said.
“It was truly terrifying,” Brewer said.
Fiehler was shot in the upper thigh of his left leg. He said one guy drove off in a car after shooting him, the other man drove off in Brewer’s car.
“I can’t believe this is actually happening. When you see someone else driving your car, it’s like 'what?'” Brewer said.
Brewer said she was concerned for her friend more than anything else. She was hysterical and ran into Quinton's to get help.
“I was bleeding from up here, so she thought I got shot in the head, too,” Fiehler said.
“We had no phones. I had no keys, I had nothing on me, so I was just truly helpless,” Brewer said.
They said it happened fast. It was all kind of a blur, and they don’t have a good description of the suspects.
“Luckily, there was a nurse out there. I don’t know who she was, but she was super nice. I remember her keeping me awake and stuff, I was nodding in and out,” Fiehler said.
Fiehler was taken to Research Hospital. He said doctors told him he’s lucky to be alive.
Brewer’s car is a 2016 silver Kia Forte. She said it has not yet been found.
Police are still investigating and if you have any information call the Kansas City police at (816) 234-5111 or the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.