Cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken Wins Gun Fight Against 2 Armed Robbers

October 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Two armed robbers burst into an Alabama Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant last night with intentions of robbing the establishment.

Unfortunately for them, one of the cooks working at the time was carrying a concealed firearm.

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As one of the cooks began to run to the back of the restaurant, one of the suspects pursued him. The suspect shot the employee in the leg as he ran.

The employee returned fire, hitting the suspect in the stomach. Both suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

Edwards said police found one of the suspects when he showed up at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. The victim also went to Princeton, but both were later transferred to UAB.

It’s unclear if the second suspect has been captured or not.

The suspect is in critical condition and the armed cook has already been released from the hospital.

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.

This is the 33rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Alabama and the 1,330th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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