Some Recent Defensive Gun Uses

Gun-toting citizen foils robbery, leads APD to arrest, September 14, 2006, Albany (Ga.) -- A bystander broke up a Northwest Albany armed robbery he witnessed by firing two gunshots in the air. He then followed the armed robbers as they fled, and alerted police who arrested the three gunmen. Now, the man who stopped the robbers and their victims are too scared to talk to us on camera, afraid the young crooks will come after them. Just before 11:00 Wednesday night two gunmen jumped a man and a woman in the back parking lot as they left Mama Gina's Restaurant on North Slappey. The male victim, Michael, is afraid to show his face on camera, worried the robbers will come after him again. "He had a red bandana on, waving a gun all around, threatened to shoot us if we didn't give them the money." Marcus saw the robbery happening, and decided to help. He is too afraid to give his name or talk to us, but when he saw the robber's guns, he went to get his. Mama Gina's owner Vinny Mannino said, "The guy go in his car and get his gun. He shoot one shot in the air to scare the guys, they run away. He shot another shot in the air to make them stop, but they keep running." . . .

Choir Member Shoots Would-Be Robber Outside Little Rock Church. 9/14/2006 9:10:56 AM -- Police say a gun-toting member of a Little Rock church choir shot and killed a man as he attempted to rob a woman. Police spokesman Lieutenant Terry Hastings said a man and woman were walking about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday when they were confronted by a would-be robber carrying a pistol. The man fled in one direction and the woman in another. . . .

Suspects flee robbery attempt in JCC, BY DANIELLE ZIELINSKI, September 14, 2006, 1:44 PM EDT, James City (Va.) -- A robbery attempt this morning at ABM Fashion Beauty was foiled when an employee of the store pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the perpetrators, police said. No one was hurt in the incident, and the two robbery suspects fled on foot, James City Police spokesman Mike Spearman said. . . .

MILWAUKEE (September 12, 2006)-- Police said a storeowner shot and killed one of two teenagers he said was trying to rob his Milwaukee store.

BEAUMONT, TEXAS – At 5:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Beaumont Police responded to a burglary call at a residence in the 6200 block of Yaupon Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed the house appeared to have been hit by gunfire. According to the victim, he awoke after hearing a noise in his home. He grabbed his gun, investigated further and found an intruder in the house. When the suspect saw the victim, he ran. The victim then fired three shots in the house at the suspect. He missed. The suspect ran out of the house and got into a green Ford. . . .



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