Attempted Robber Armed With Toy Gun Runs Into Pharmacist Armed With Real Gun
|Incident at a Glance|
|Gun(s) Used:||Handgun||Location:||Place of Business|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||1|
Cheyenne, Wyoming – A pharmacist armed with a very real gun shot an attempted robber in the chest who attempted to use a toy gun to rob the pharmacy.
The following information was provided by the Cheyenne Police Department in a press release:
“On December 6, 2014 at 09:47 AM a white male entered the Medicap Pharmacy at 1947 Bluegrass Cir in Cheyenne, WY. The suspect brandished a toy gun that appeared to be a real firearm, demanding narcotics.
The 42-year-old pharmacist shot the suspect once in the chest.
The suspect was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. The suspect has not yet been identified.”
This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.