Early in the morning on Wednesday, April 22, a man and his girlfriend had finished a late dinner at an In-N-Out Burger in Las Vegas, Nev. As they left the restaurant and headed across the parking lot, two men approached them in the darkness.
One of the approaching individuals drew a gun and began firing. To defend his girlfriend and himself, the armed citizen drew his gun and began returning fire in less than two seconds. None of the shots fired by the armed assailant struck the man or his girlfriend, but all 10 shots fired by the armed citizen found their mark. The attacker was found dead at the scene.
The other man ran the opposite direction as the firing began, and the armed citizen and his girlfriend called the police to report the shooting. According to news reports, Las Vegas Metro police have called the incident a "justifiable homicide." (8 NEWS NOW, Las Vegas, Nev., 04/22/2020) From the Armed Citizen® Archives March 1959 George Crawford, a Stockton, Calif., market owner, deflected a bandit's pistol by striking his arm, then shot the gunman dead with a revolver carried underneath his grocer's apron.
Crawford, who is never without his gun when in the store, has thwarted three previous robberies. In 1953, he wounded one holdup man, killed another in 1956 and sent a third fleeing in another robbery attempt the same year. (Associated Press)