[Video] 71 Year Old Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Man Who Assaulted His Wife

October 29 2014
by GSL Staff
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A 71 year old concealed carrier in Texas shot and killed a thief who also assaulted his wife outside of a grocery store in Dallas, Texas.

According to local media outlets,

Around 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 28, police were called to the Aldi Grocery Store at 3128 Forest Lane. While a husband and wife were leaving the store, a 36-year-old man approached them and grabbed a necklace off the woman’s neck.

Police say the suspect then reportedly knocked the woman to the ground and attempted to rob her. The woman’s husband pulled out his concealed handgun and fired several shots, hitting the suspect as he was trying to get away in a vehicle.

The suspect died of his wounds and crashed the car he was driving.

The elderly concealed carrier was interviewed by police and released.

I’m certainly not an expert in Texas self defense law, but I do know that state law does allow residents to use deadly force to stop a criminal who is fleeing with stolen property in certain situations (it would appear this only applies at night).

A grand jury will decide if it was a lawful shooting. However, police do not expect the man to face charges.

This is the 173rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,333rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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