As reported, a Deerfield Beach, Florida convenience store clerk reportedly defended himself against an armed robber.
Police say that the 25 year old store clerk was in the Snappy Convenience Store on Friday night when a hooded man walked in, drew a gun, and pointed it at the clerk. Fearing for his life, the clerk reportedly grabbed his self defense gun and shot the robber once in the jaw, causing the robber to fall to the floor. When the robber tried to get up and continue the attack, the clerk fired a second shot, causing the robber to cease his attack, according to police. A suspect, reportedly identified as 24 year old Alexander Brown, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive and face charges, police say. The store clerk was unharmed.
Armed robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this clerk been unarmed, he could have ended up shot like this deli owner, this bakery worker, this man, or this woman, as criminals often shoot even those victims who fully cooperate. Attempting to run away often leaves a robbery victim shot as well, as this man learned. Luckily, this clerk was armed, and as a result was able to defend himself against this violent robbery attempt. As a result, he went home unharmed and a suspect is in custody. Simply put, armed self defense works.