Superior, WI Store Clerk Shoots Robber in Self Defense

As reported, a clerk at a Superior, Wisconsin business used his gun to stop a pair of robbers.

Police say that just before 5:00pm on November 12, 2015, an 18 year old and a 20 year old entered Superior Coin & Currency armed with knives, intending to commit a robbery.  An employee of the business reportedly used his gun in self defense, wounding one robber and sending the other fleeing.  No injuries to the clerk were reported, and both suspects are in custody.

Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool.  Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when a criminal robs them, even if they fully cooperate with the criminal’s demands.  The same is true for those who try to run from the robber.

On the other hand, fighting back against robbers can be quite effective as a means of reducing the risk of injury to the victim. This armed barber shot an armed criminal who threatened him and his son, saving their lives.  This armed pet shop clerk shot an armed robber who threatened a fellow employee’s life, as well as his own life, preventing them both from being stabbed.  This armed pizza delivery man defended himself against 3 armed robbers, and walked away unharmed.  This armed citizen stopped a bank robber, while this armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist.