3 Suspects Try to Rob Gun Seller With His Own [Unloaded] Gun, but End Up Getting Held at Gunpoint, Arrested
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Well these three guys aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
According to local media sources, Edvis Miquem Galloway, Savon Khalif Hardaway, and Kalmeaice Kawanna Williams tried to use a man’s own rifle against him in an armed robbery attempt, but it went oh so wrong for the three suspects.
The suspects met up with a man they found on Craigslist in order to buy a rifle from him. When the man handed the rifle over for inspection, the suspects pointed it back at him in an apparent robbery attempt.
Fortunately, the victim, like any normal person, made sure the gun was unloaded prior to handing it over. However, the concealed pistol the victim was carrying was very much loaded. The victim drew his concealed handgun and ordered the suspects to drop the gun.
He then held them at gunpoint while he left the area and called police. Police responded quickly are were able to capture all three suspects.
According to NBC12, the suspects are in a world of legal trouble,
Officers charged Galloway, Hardaway and Williams with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon. They were placed in the New Hanover County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.
Galloway and Hardaway were among several suspects arrested in August on multiple drug and gun charges after police pulled their vehicle over for not having a tag or working brake lights.
Police searched the car and found a 357 revolver, 25 bags of marijuana each weighing 134 grams, and 2 red bandanas.
Galloway was also involved in a stabbing incident in April of this year. According to eyewitnesses, Galloway was approached by several men and stabbed while walking to Freedom House Mini Market on Chestnut Street.
Folks, here’s a little public service announcement, don’t use Craigslist to sell guns. First of all, it’s against their terms of service. Second of all there are much better, much more legitimate ways to find legal buyers for your firearms.
This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, 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.