Security Guard Stops Armed Robbery Shown on Security Camera

July 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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An armed security guard at a Jonesboro, GA convenience store stopped an armed robbery last week.

According to 11Alive,

Watkins was inside the store, near the entrance. It was July 2, at about 8:30 p.m. Through the big, plate-glass windows, Watkins saw a man outside, approaching the entrance, wearing a hoodie and a “scream” mask.

“And then I looked down and saw the gun” in the man’s right hand, and the man was raising it as he opened the glass door.

Watkins reacted instinctively, drawing his own gun on the man, and the man reacted with apparent surprise that someone was defending the store with a gun.

The man shot once at Watkins, but fortunately the round struck the thick plate glass door and did not injure Watkins.

This is not the first time the store in question has been robbed. The prior robberies caused the owner to hire the armed security.

This is the 67th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Georgia and the 1,218th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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