[Video] Manager of Meat Market Shoots Armed Robber in the Back of the Head, Saves Teenage Clerk

September 23 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: click2houston.com Archive: WebCite.org

An armed robber entered a Houston, Texas meat market that has been open for over 60 years and demanded money from a teenage clerk.

The manager of the business was in an office across the room from the counter with a window facing the action.

After observing what was going on, the manager grabbed a handgun that was kept at the business and opened fire.

According to Click2Houston, this is what happened next,

We never thought we’d get robbed because there’s always so many people in here,” Nickel said. “We were in the back mixing some boudin and everybody came in and goes: ‘Run, run outside. There’s somebody in here with a gun.’

“I looked out a window and all I could see was his hand with a pistol. I didn’t know what to do.”

That’s when Nickel took action. He fired two shots, hitting the man in the back of the head.

Miraculously, the suspect managed to flee the scene and still hasn’t been found by police.

This is the 167th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,294th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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.

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