Man Defends Himself, Shooting Knife-Wielding Robber

posted on November 23, 2016

Last Friday, on a quiet evening in Lewiston, Maine, two men began following 27-year-old Michael Hensler as he walked home. As Hensler approached his apartment building, the pair attacked—pulling a knife, striking him, and taking his wallet. However, it turned out that two men and a knife weren’t a match for Hensler’s .22-caliber pistol. 

An upstairs neighbor told investigators that when the two began beating the victim at knifepoint, the attackers were yelling, “… you are going to die!” That’s when Hensler pulled out his handgun and fired in self-defense. 

Initially, Hensler believed he missed both robbers; however, police told CBS-13 that after the encounter a man checked into a nearby emergency room with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. After he was treated and released from the hospital, police arrested Abdulahi Abdi and charged him with robbery. The search for Abdi’s partner in crime continues.

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