As reported, a Towson, MD store clerk used his gun to stop a pair of armed robbers.
Police say that right before 7:00pm, a pair of men entered Towson Wine and Spirits in Towson, Maryland and displayed a gun as part of a robbery attempt. The 68 year old clerk is said to have drawn his own gun and shot one of the robbers, causing them both to flee. The body of a suspect was reportedly found nearby, while the police are searching for the second suspect. No injuries to the clerk were reported.
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. Simply put, armed self defense works.