71-Year-Old Louisiana Shop Owner Shoots Armed Robber

posted on December 16, 2016

Out of a hospital bed. Into a jail cell.

That’s the scenario looming for 36-year-old Michael Kelly, who was wounded in the attempted robbery of a 71-year-old Shreveport shop owner. 

Cpl. Marcus Hines told KSLA News 12 that Kelly entered Henley Manufacturing asking to use the bathroom. Just before exiting, he drew a gun, attacked and beat the owner, and stole his wallet. However, the owner of the shop fought back and Kelly retreated, firing shots as he left.

The owner retrieved his own gun and returned fire, hitting Kelly three times and sending him tumbling into the roadway outside. Investigators say an accomplice in an SUV tried to help Kelly, but drove off as police arrived to arrest the suspect. Kelly faces one count each of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.

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