Armed robber stopped at party by citizen with concealed handgun permit

This story is from Texas. After a gunman kills one person at the party, another man with a concealed handgun permits shots the criminal.

MESQUITE - Police say a gunman who allegedly tried to rob people at a party in the Dallas area killed one person who tried to stop him before being fatally shot by someone else.

According to the Mesquite Police Department, officers responded to a report of the shooting just after midnight at an apartment complex in the 5900 block of Northwest Drive. Witnesses told them an unidentified man arrived, flashed a gun and tried to rob the party-goers.

Lt. Bill Hedgpeth said 35-year-old Tracey Moore struggled with the suspect and was shot and killed. Another man at the party, 34-year-old Jerome Johnson, then fatally shot the gunman.

Hedgepeth said Johnson does have a concealed handgun license. A grand jury will decide whether he will face any charges.

The gunman's identity has not yet been released.

Thanks to Tony Troglio for the link.

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Blogger Ken Mott said...

Not sure why a concealed carry permit would matter if he is on someone he knows private property.

6/16/2010 11:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

While it seems a little late, I'd assume that, since he was at a party he used his Barbecue Gun.

6/17/2010 1:52 AM  
Blogger Rail Claimore said...

Is it me or is Texas one of those states that likes to drag someone into the legal wringer for stuff like this? You don't hear about this as often in lots of other states where the news article usually ends with "(permit holder's name) will not be charged." Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Texas may be a stereotypically pro-gun state, but the enforcement of their carry and self-defense laws leave a lot to be desired compared to states like Georgia or Pennsylvania.

6/22/2010 2:48 AM  

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