As reported, a knife-wielding robber was shot in self defense by his would-be victim in New Haven, CT:
Police say that the 65 year old robbery victim was eating lunch, on a bench in Wooster Square Park, when the robber approached with a knife and said “Give me all your money or I’ll stab you.” The robber is then said to have pushed the victim up against a nearby fence, at which point the victim drew his handgun and fired in self defense, striking the robber in the chest and ending the attack. A 40 year old robbery suspect was reportedly apprehended and taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.
When law abiding citizens are armed, and therefore able to defend themselves, this is how robberies can end – with the victims unharmed, and the suspect in custody. Rather than being harmed for not having enough money, or just because the robbers felt like hurting him, this man went home uninjured. It is also quite possible that by defending himself, this man saved many future robbery victims from the terror of being robbed and car-jacked by violent criminals.
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