[VIDEO] Surveillance Cameras Show Store Owner Opening Fire on Armed Robber

January 2 2015
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: knoxnews.com Archive: WebCite.org

Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who is luck to be alive after a run-in with an armed store owner in Knoxville, Tennessee.

According to WVLT:

Employees say the man pointed a gun at one of the clerks. When he tried going around the lottery machine to get to the cash register, the store owner pulled a handgun.

Police say the owner fired several shots as the suspect ran, hitting him at least once.

The suspect remains at large despite the fact that officers believe he was shot. Blood droplets left at the scene seem to imply that the clerk’s rounds found their target.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, 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.

This is the 46th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Tennessee and the 1,372nd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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