Concealed carry permit holder prevents robbery

From Beaumont, Texas:

Police say an armed robber got more than he bargained for Friday night when he targeted the wrong victim. 
Just after 10 p.m. a 36-year-old man was confronted by a robber with a shotgun in the parking lot of the Walgreens located in the 3600 block of College.  The man said the robber held the shotgun to his head and demanded money. 
The man, a concealed handgun license holder, was able to get his handgun and fired one shot at the would-be robber. The robber dropped his shotgun and took off running fleeing south behind the store. The intended victim was not injured during this confrontation and he did not lose any property. 
Patrol Officers set up a perimeter and with the assistance of our K-9 Unit began to search for the robber. An officer saw a man hiding behind a business near the area of Interstate 10 and Corley. The man matched the description of the robber.  Police say the man also had a gunshot wound to his hip. 
The original victim positively identified this man as the robber. . . .

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Blogger Greg said...

I just read about a similar situation in St. Louis, where a ccw permit holder shot at a would-be robber. Criminals will be thinking twice from here on, as concealed carry becomes more and more popular. Take control!

8/16/2012 12:53 PM  

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