As reported, an employee of a pharmacy in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania used his gun to stop an armed robber who was threatening him and fellow employees.
Police say that at about 5:15pm, a robber who was wearing a ski mask and who was armed with a handgun entered the Antietam Pharmacy on the 700 block of S. Potomac Street. The robber reportedly attacked employees, demanded money, and became more aggressive when the money he was given did not meet his expectations. An employee who was a lawful concealed carry permit holder reportedly then drew his own gun and fired 4 rounds at the robber, striking the robber and ending the attack. A s suspect was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, and is expected to face charges assuming he survives. No serious injuries to the employees were reported.
Armed robberies are a deadly threat for the employees and patrons of a business. Had this employee 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. Thankfully, this pharmacy employee was armed, and as a result was able to defend himself and his colleagues against this violent robbery attempt. As a result, he went home unharmed and a suspect is in custody. Simply put, armed self defense works.
Also note that this self defense gun use took place in a populated area around rush hour – yet not one innocent person was injured. This shouldn’t be surprising, since armed citizens are 5.5 times less likely than the police to shoot the wrong person.