Armed Citizen Stops Hotel Robbery

posted on March 7, 2016

An Indiana man used his legally owned firearm to fight off a pair of armed robbers at an Evansville hotel on Thursday morning.

Police believe two men armed with guns came to the hotel and attempted to rob several occupants in one of the rooms. Unbeknownst to them, one of the occupants was also armed and drew his handgun in self-defense. 

Police report that all three men opened fire. One of the assailants was killed, and the armed citizen was wounded. The second robber was later arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery with serious bodily injury, burglary and four counts of criminal confinement. The armed citizen remains hospitalized, and his condition has not been released.

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