The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2016

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posted on April 8, 2016
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Criminals who think they can get off the hook by hiding the evidence after committing an armed assault, take note. A man who allegedly brandished a knife and got shot in the face apparently thought it would be a good idea to try to hide the knife and tell the police a story about how he got shot. Instead, he is facing an additional charge of tampering with evidence. The suspect apparently pulled a knife and charged a man during an altercation inside the victim’s home. The bad guy allegedly had been threatening the homeowner in the days before the assault. The resident responded by shooting the intruder in the face with a .22-cal. rifle. With his face bleeding, the alleged assailant fled and went to a nearby home for help. While he was tending to his wounds in that man’s bathroom, he placed the knife in that homeowner’s shaving kit. He was charged after receiving medical treatment. (The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 12/9/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A Philadelphia teen picked the wrong victim to rob, having targeted an off-duty housing authority police officer as his mark, and he paid for this mistake with his life. Just before 7 p.m., the would-be robber approached his 57-year-old victim, stuck a gun barrel into his ribcage and demanded the man’s money. In response, the off-duty officer pulled out and fired his concealed handgun, striking the assailant multiple times in the chest. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Despite his young age, the teen already had three prior arrests on his record. Police are looking for an accomplice who fled the scene when the shooting began. The armed citizen was not harmed during the encounter. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 11/18/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
March 1969
After a St. Louis, Mo., householder stopped four youths from beating up a passerby, the youths returned half an hour later for revenge. Charles Roy looked out the window of his McPherson Ave., home just in time to see one of the four thugs raise a shotgun and fire two blasts at his house. Roy returned fire with a pistol, wounding one and driving the others away. (Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO)

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