FL Store Owners Confronts and Shoots Armed Burglar, Leading to His Capture

June 11 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: newssun.com Archive: WebCite.org

stock_glock-23According to the News Sun, a business owner in Lake Placid, FL got a call from his alarm company just before midnight. The owner, armed with a .40 caliber Glock handgun, made his way to the store and arrived just before a sheriff’s deputy did.

The owner and the deputy observed that the grating to one of the windows was disturbed. The store owner walked around the back of the store to make sure no one was trying to get away when he was confronted by the would be burglar, who aimed a gun at him.

Fearing for his life, the owner opened fire on the suspect, hitting him twice. The suspect took off running, but the owner was in pursuit. The suspect managed to get away, but was arrested less than half an hour later in an area hospital’s emergency room, seeking treatment for two gunshot wounds.

According to the News Sun,

Curry denied breaking into the business and trying to gain access to the cashier’s office. He said he was just walking behind the store when an armed man confronted him and then shot him as he ran away.

Curry was charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.

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