Armed Citizen® Today A 75-year-old Meals on Wheels driver in Columbus, Ohio, defended himself when two teenagers robbed him at gunpoint on Nov. 20, 2020.
The driver, a retired police officer, was sitting in his vehicle when two teenagers approached him around 11:10 a.m. One of the teens, a 14-year-old, then drew a handgun, pointed it at the driver and demanded that he get out of the vehicle. The driver got out of the vehicle, and the second teen then took his cell phone and wallet.
At that point the driver, who had a CCW license, pulled out his concealed handgun and shot the armed 14-year-old. The second teen that had taken the phone and wallet ran from the scene, leaving his wounded partner. The Wounded teen was later taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital with serious injuries, though they were reported to be non-life-threatening. The driver was not charged in the incident, while the wounded teen was charged with aggravated robbery. (10tv.com, Columbus, Ohio, 11/20/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives September 1976
A cross-country crime spree came to an abrupt halt when an Illinois man attempted to rob Floyd Selleck's Palm Bay, Fla., gas station. The robber entered the station and began firing at Selleck, hitting him in the hand and arm. The station's owner's son Arthur returned fire with a .25 cal. semi-automatic handgun, fatally wounding the thief, who was suspected of several car thefts and armed robberies in Illinois. (Sentinel-Star, Orlando, Fla.)