[Video] Manager of Fireworks Stand Wins Gunfight Against 2 Armed Robbers in Texas

January 2 2015
by GSL Staff
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One alleged armed robber is in critical condition and another is on the run after they chose the wrong fireworks stand to rob in Texas.

The pair pulled up to a stand in Katy, Texas and attempted to steal cash from the business.

During the altercation, the manager of the stand drew a firearm and a gunfight ensued.

One of the suspects was shot multiple times. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The second suspect managed to get away. Police believe the pair may have been responsible for other robberies in the area.

Fireworks stands, which appear around holidays, often have large amounts of cash on hand and could be seen as potentially easy targets for criminals.

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 179th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,371st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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