A corner-store clerk in Houston, Tex., defended himself against an armed robber late on Monday night, June 29, after the man fired on him.
The clerk was alone in the store around 10 p.m. that evening when the suspect walked in. The robber first attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill to the clerk, who told him it was no good.
The suspect then drew his gun and fired one round at the clerk with no effect. Fearing for his life, the clerk drew his own gun and returned fire, striking the assailant.
Following the shooting, police arrived on the scene and transported the wounded robber to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. (ABC13, Houston, Tex., 06/29/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives December 1985
Staying late in his Chicago store one night, George Perez watched as five men smashed a window and entered the shop.
The store owner drew his registered handgun and ordered the men to leave, but instead, they advanced menacingly. Perez then fired and chased them off.
One would-be burglar still clutching stolen goods was found dead outside. Police said Perez acted in self-defense. (The Sun-Times, Chicago, Ill.)