Self defense or vigilante justice? Man shoots, kills armed robber - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection > Self defense or vigilante justice? Man shoots, kills armed robber

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9209 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westy View Post
'Good Samaritan' Who Shot Mpls Robber Won't Be Charged

Victory!

'Good Samaritan' Who Shot Mpls Robber Won't Be Charged | KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul
snff snff. I smell precedent. This is great news.
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posts: 398
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

This is a very interesting case. Considering that the suspect pulled his weapon first probably what change the decision. Now if the samaritan wouldve pulled his gun first, it would be a different story. Me personally, i am not sure i am that brave. This could set a precedent.
Glockpotion23 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 03:41 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9209 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

Bravery may have nothing to do with it.
I wouldn't have chased the guy. Not because of being scared, but because I highly doubt a little old lady is going to be carrying something in her purse that isn't replaceable.

I've got a lot of first aid training (USMC infantry, and numerous security jobs where it's required), and I personally would have been of better service by helping the lady.

The legal aspects we were all worried about is also a consideration. I'm glad he's not getting screwed.
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 05:36 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 563
Liked 73 Times on 47 Posts

Default

Im glad to hear this guy isnt being charged. I was worried for him. Not knowing the whole story, I was certin he would be charged.

Signing out, Alpha1victor.
Alpha1Victor is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
70cuda383's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Marysville,OH
Posts: 507
Liked 127 Times on 90 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trip286 View Post
Bravery may have nothing to do with it.
I wouldn't have chased the guy. Not because of being scared, but because I highly doubt a little old lady is going to be carrying something in her purse that isn't replaceable.

I've got a lot of first aid training (USMC infantry, and numerous security jobs where it's required), and I personally would have been of better service by helping the lady.

The legal aspects we were all worried about is also a consideration. I'm glad he's not getting screwed.
yup. I'm with you on that one. while my training was "shoot back, find cover, THEN administer first aid" in this case, I think I would have NOT chased the guy, and made sure the lady was ok, didn't need medical attention, and then phoned the police while ensuring the suspect did not return should he decide to "leave no witnesses" now, if I was walking along, and the suspect happened to run in my direction and I didn't have to "go out of my way" to stop him, I might tackle him and try to restrain him, but I wouldn't take off and chase him down.
70cuda383 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:08 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unclebear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bardstown,Kentucky
Posts: 1,111
Liked 185 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 185

Default

I would say that man is doing a good public service, no telling what that man would have done next, for all we know he could have gotten away with this crime ran a few blocks down and murdered someone.

I say he did people a favor by taking out a clear threat to the health of the general public. The criminal was nothing but a vulture praying on those that could not defend them selves in my eye's he got what he deserved.
__________________
"come on you sons of b***hs! do you want to live forever?" Sergeant Daniel Daly, USMC, Belleau Wood France June 6th 1918

"You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go" Benjamin Button

BE PREPARED
unclebear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 406
Liked 20 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Looks like his sister who is now charged is a peach too:

1/1 FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE PROB CAUSE 36 HOURS EXPIRED $0
HOLD W/O BAIL ..
1/2 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE PROB CAUSE 36 HOURS EXPIRED $0
..
2/1 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE PROB CAUSE FORMALLY CHARGED $250,000
BAIL REVISED/DC 10/31/2011..13:30 DOWNTOWN Address
2/2 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY-1ST DEGREE MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE FELONY $0
10/31/2011..13:30 DOWNTOWN Address
2/3 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY-1ST DEGREE MINNEAPOLIS PD PROBABLE CAUSE FELONY $0
10/31/2011..13:30 DOWNTOWN Address
__________________
Si vis pacem, parati para bellum

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Westy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:25 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dunerunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florence, Oregon
Posts: 8,480
Liked 34 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trip286 View Post
snff snff. I smell precedent. This is great news.
Good news. The perp drew a weapon...it's justified.
__________________
People get the government they deserve.
dunerunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Eugene Barista Shoots, Kills Robber Bigcat_hunter Legal and Activism 5 12-03-2010 01:09 AM
Lawton, OK Armed Robber Shot in Butt alsaqr Politics, Religion and Controversy 4 12-31-2009 11:27 AM
Pastor shoots would be robber Gojubrian The Club House 29 10-01-2009 02:27 AM
TX: Fort Bend Homeowner Shoots, Kills Armed Man Angry Over Being Refused Entry To Par sculker The Club House 1 02-26-2009 06:37 AM
Armed store robber taken down by customer sculker The Club House 5 02-13-2009 06:43 PM



Newest Threads