The Armed Citizen® June 10, 2022

posted on June 10, 2022
The Armed Citizen

A gas-station clerk in Chicago, Ill., was lucky to have a concealed-carry holder in line the night of Feb. 10, when a 31-year-old customer initiated an argument and then pulled a gun from his waistband to threaten the clerk. The armed citizen, who was also an off-duty security guard, saw the gun, drew his own firearm and shot the alleged assailant in the shoulder. The wounded suspect fled the scene and drove himself to a nearby hospital where he was listed in fair condition. Upon release, he was taken into police custody. (, Chicago, Ill., 2/10/22)

On the evening of Feb. 10, Bakersfield, Calif., police were called out to an unusual scene. A 911 caller was reporting a brush fire when a man allegedly started throwing bottles of beer at him and then pointed a gun at him. The caller was also armed, however, and shot the attacker in the leg, causing him to run away and drop his gun. When the police arrived, the caller identified himself and told officers that he had just shot the man who had threatened him. Officers found the wounded man nearby with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to live. The dropped firearm was determined to be a pellet gun. Once released, the suspect was to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing an imitation firearm. The caller was interviewed and released without charges. (, Bakersfield, Calif., 2/11/22)


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