As reported, a South Bend, Indiana store owner shot an armed and violent robber in self defense:
Police say that a robber, who was armed with a carpet knife, entered the Its a Man’s World vintage clothing store on the 3000 block of Mishawaka Ave, just before closing time. The robber reportedly picked up a few items as though he was shopping, then proceeded to the cash register, where he demanded the store owner hand over all of his money. A struggle ensued, with the store owner suffering minor cuts to his chest, arm, and hand, at which point the store owner grabbed his self defense gun and shot the robber in the abdomen, police say. The store owner then reportedly called 911, while ordering the suspect to stay still until the police could arrive. A 52 year old suspect was apprehended and then transported to a local hospital, for surgery to treat his non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Armed robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this business owner been unarmed, he could have ended up seriously harmed – like this deli owner, this bakery worker, this man, or this woman, as criminals often harm even those victims who fully cooperate. The same is often true for those robbery victims who try to run away, as this man sadly learned. Luckily, this business owner was armed, and as a result was able to defend himself against this violent robbery attempt. As this and countless other cases demonstrate, armed self defense works.