As reported, a Crest Hill, IL liquor store robber was shot in self defense by his victim.
Police say that at about 10:00 PM, a robber whose name has not yet been released entered the S and A Liquor store on the 1400 block of Cedarwood Drive. The robber is said to have demanded money while attacking the clerk. The clerk reportedly fired in self defense, striking the robber and causing him to flee, ending the attack. A man is said to have arrived at a local hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound that later proved fatal, and police reportedly identified this man as the robber.
Once again, gun ownership has allowed a law abiding person who was going about their peaceful business to defend themselves from unprovoked and violent attack. Had this man not been armed, he could have been harmed by the robber for not having enough money to steal, or perhaps just because the robber felt like harming someone that day. Make no mistake about it – robbery is a violent crime against a person’s body and life, not just a taking of their property. As such, robbery victims are legally and morally entitled to defend themselves with deadly force.