As reported, a pair of intruders were stopped by an armed employee late on Friday night.
Police say that just before 11:30 PM, a pair of burglars entered Sharp’s Outdoor Power Equipment, located on the 5900 block of 4th Avenue in Georgetown, WA and confronted an employee. Acting in self defense, the employee reportedly grabbed and fired his gun, striking one of the suspects and causing the other to surrender. The suspect who was shot is said to have died from his wounds, while the surviving suspect was held at gunpoint until the police arrived and placed him under arrest, according to news reports. No injuries to the employee were reported.
In an ideal world, there would be no crime. In a slightly less ideal world, the police would be able to intervene during every crime, and stop the criminal before an innocent citizen is harmed. Sadly, we live in neither of those hypothetical world. Instead, we live in a world where crime is all too common, and unarmed citizens can suffer greatly when a crime occurs. The countless cases like this are why I support gun rights and encourage all law abiding citizens to be armed for self defense whenever possible.