Situations like this are usually constrained by corporate policy. That is,
no employee may have a gun on company property.
If the business is privately owned, guns are often found in the shop. In the
LA riots some years ago, the Korean shopkeepers were passed over by the
rioters because these shop owners had, and displayed, their firearms.
In the case mentioned here, I refer you to Texas law on the subject:
Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in
using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable
(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is
(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery,
aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during
the nighttime; or
(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing
burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from
escaping with the property;
YJMV (Your Jurisdiction May Vary)
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