[Video] Taco Bell Customer Shoots and Kills Armed Robber in Parking Lot

January 14 2015
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: miamiherald.com Archive: None

A Taco Bell customer used a concealed handgun to stop an armed robber yesterday afternoon.

According to the Naples News/AP:

Deputies say 37-year-old Ronald Farmer was standing beside his car when an armed man approached him wearing a ski mask and sunglasses. The man told Farmer he was robbing him and ordered him to drop his pants. Farmer told authorities he began to comply with the orders but distracted the man’s attention and reached for his own gun. He shot the man, who was later identified as 21-year-old Rontavis James Holton.

Holton was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The victim’s sister told local news that her brother carries a firearm for personal protection.

We do not currently have any information on the type of firearm used or the number of shots fired in the incident.

This is the 123rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state Florida and the 1,383rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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