Armed Citizen® Today
A man walking alone on the streets of Colorado Springs on an early August morning was forced to defend himself from a gang of armed robbers, killing one of the suspected robbers in the process.
Multiple suspects approached the lone man at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 16. One of the robbers was armed and displayed his gun during the robbery, causing the robbery victim to draw his own handgun and open fire. The armed robber was struck by at least a single bullet, according to the Colorado Springs police, and was killed.
Police also charged one of the other suspects in connection with the attempted robbery, an 18-year-old male, with attempted aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. (The Gazette; Colorado Springs, Colo. 8/16/23)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives – December 1970
During the Washington, D.C., civil disturbances in September, a crowd of youths slipped past police lines and attempted to break into the Monarch Novelty Co. Greeted by the owner's son, who was armed with a shotgun, the crowd retreated, moved down the street and looted another store instead. (Washington, D.C. Star.)