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The Armed Citizen® March 30, 2014

The Armed Citizen® March 30, 2014

A masked man entered the Holiday Grocery Convenience Store around 9 p.m. brandishing a handgun covered by a bag. He pointed the gun at the woman behind the counter and said, "Give me all your money or you're going to die." The terrified store clerk opened the cash register as she was told. The burglar climbed over the counter to grab the cash, but was interrupted when the store owner came from the back room with his own firearm. The suspect was shot once in the chest. He ran out the front door leaving a trail of cash as he went. Officers arrived shortly thereafter. The burglar was found a short distance away and was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his gunshot wound. Sgt. Rob Troxler lauded the store owner's actions saying, "The clerk was protecting his business and defending his store employee." (New4Jax.com, Jacksonville, Fla., 9/22/13)

A homeowner was at home alone when he heard a commotion around 9:30 a.m. He retrieved his firearm before going to investigate. An intruder was then spotted with a shovel. He had broken in through a patio door and was now inside the home. The homeowner fired a single shot, striking the intruder. The perpetrator fled and collapsed in the front yard where he was later pronounced dead. It was reported that the homeowner was shaken, but otherwise unharmed during the home invasion. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, East Point, Ga., 1/1/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives

March 1982: Edward Martin started to get nervous when a customer began to fidget and move to the center of the back seat of his cab. The St. Louis cabbie's fears were confirmed when the man reached over the seat, stabbed him and demanded cash. Martin responded by firing his .25 automatic, hitting the criminal three times. The man, who was linked to other cab holdups, died of the wounds. (The Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo.)

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