[Video] Teenage Robber Tries to Kill Store Clerk With Sawed off .22 Rifle, but Clerk Returns Fire

May 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: wkbn.com Archive: WebCite.org

Once again we have a story that disproves one of the anti-gunners most repeated myths about self defense. They say if someone already has a gun drawn on you, there is no way you can defend yourself and you’re better off just cooperating. Of course, we have numerous stories were people have drawn guns on armed assailants and won the fight. We’ve also documented stories in which robbery victims cooperated only to be executed.

In this case we have yet another story where a law abiding gun owner was able to draw their firearm and win a firefight, despite the suspect already being armed.

According to WKBN, two teenagers entered a Youngstown, OH convenience store just after midnight.

One of the teens was armed with what appears to be a sawed off .22 rifle (I’m not sure why the trigger guard is cut down). According to media reports, the suspect fired a shot at the store clerk (described as a male in his 20’s). However, that clerk had a concealed weapons permit, along with a concealed handgun.

The clerk drew his firearm and opened fire on the pair. One of the suspects was struck and both managed to flee the scene. They dropped their firearm in the process.

According to WKBN,

[The suspect who was shot] was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Hodges is being held at the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center. Both are facing charges.

As for the clerk, police are calling the shooting justified.

“In the right situation, someone who is responsible and very knowledgeable with a weapon, they have the right to protect themselves,” said Roddy.

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