AZ:Armed Store owner shoots robber / deter crime and saves lives
A Phoenix liquor store clerk shot a
would-be robber Saturday afternoon, after the robber pulled a
knife on the clerk, police said About 12:30 p.m. two men
went to a liquor store, near 23rd and Northern avenues after
having been there two hours before. During the second trip to the
store, one of the men stayed outside. The other asked the clerk
for a piece of paper. As the clerk was waiting on other
customers, the 29-year-old suspect wrote something on the paper.
After the other customers left, the suspect handed a robbery note
to the clerk. The clerk acted as though he couldn’t read. That’s
when the suspect came towards the clerk and opened a gate, which
separates the clerk from the customers, and pulled out a knife.
Seeing this, the clerk grabbed a gun and shot the suspect. The
suspect ran out of the store and across the street to a friend’s
apartment. He knocked on the door and collapsed. The friend
called 911. Police arrived and the suspect was taken to a local
hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Moral of this story is : NEVER bring a knife to a gun fight!
The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security !