The Armed Citizen® May 6, 2022

posted on May 6, 2022
The Armed Citizen

Two employees were working in a Philadelphia, Pa., corner store during the early morning hours of Feb. 1. According to the store’s surveillance video, two suspects, one with a small handgun and one with a larger one, entered the store and attempted to rob the business. When the first suspect came behind the counter and pointed his firearm at the clerk’s head, a dog—coincidentally named Bullet—jumped at the suspect, creating a moment for the clerk to grab her own firearm to protect herself and the store manager. Hearing the commotion, the second suspect rounded the corner with his firearm drawn. The store clerk then exchanged gunfire with the suspects, hitting one, causing him to drop his firearm. Both men fled the store on foot, with one man eventually showing up at a nearby hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, the clerk was also shot multiple times during the attack and was treated at the hospital, but she was stable and expected to recover. The police recovered the firearm dropped by one of the robbers, but the second suspect had not been found. (, Philadelphia, Pa., 2/1/22 and, Madison, Wis., 2/2/22)

The Chicago Police Department was called by a 57-year-old man who heard a loud commotion coming from a nearby home. After calling 911 to report the incident, the man, who is a concealed-carry holder, went to investigate the situation. He found his 19-year-old neighbor standing with a knife, allegedly threatening to kill his mother, who had defensive injuries on her hands. When the man saw the armed neighbor, he turned and started charging him, causing the neighbor to shoot at him, leaving a bullet fragment in his leg. The injured suspect nonetheless made his way out of the home with the knife still in his hand. When police arrived on the scene, the suspect approached the unit with his knife in a threatening way. The unit reversed their squad car as far as possible before having to stop, at which time the suspect stabbed at the squad car’s rear window. The officers were able to exit their vehicle and ordered the crazed man to stop. He initially ignored their commands, but was ultimately stopped with a taser. The young man was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault to peace officers, misdemeanor domestic battery causing bodily harm and misdemeanor aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (, Chicago, Ill., 2/11/22)


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