Gun Carrier in SC Stops Multi-Day Crime Spree, Captures One Armed Criminal
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|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||2||Shots Fired:||None|
According to Live5news.com, 17-year-old Deion Watson and 23-year-old Markel Jovan Wright were about to pull of their third armed robbery in a matter of days, if not for the efforts of one brave, gun carrying citizens.
Wright and Watson had just allegedly robbed their third Kangaroo gas station in South Carolina. To make matters even more dire, the duo fired a parting shot at the clerk this time, grazing his arm.
Hearing the commotion, the private citizen, who was filling his car with gas, grabbed his own gun, and confronted the suspects at gunpoint as they exited the store. Wright fled the scene, but Watson stayed and was captured by police.
Wright was captured shortly thereafter in his hometown. Wright was taken into custody and denied bond due to other pending charges against him. Wright is also charged with stealing $3,000 from an area Wal Mart where he was briefly employed as well as attempted murder in a February 2012 incident.
Watson was issued a $200,000 bond, which he was unable to post, so he also remains behind bars.
No other details are available on the good samaritan at this time.
This is also a great example of a defensive gun use in which no shots were fired, no one was harmed, and the bad guys ended up in jail. Because no shots were fired, this incident will most likely not be included in statistics regarding guns used in self defense.