Two cases within a couple days where concealed handgun permit holders stopped robberies

6 Dec , 2014  

One customer was killed here, but without the permit holder in this case, multiple customers might have been killed.  St. Louis (occurred on Tuesday night, December 2, 2014):

. . . Police said three gunmen entered the bar about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday — one of them shooting into the ceiling as they came in — and ordered everyone to the floor. Wade ran toward the former police officer and shot him in the thigh.

The ex-officer, who worked for the department for several years in the 1970s and has a concealed-carry permit, fired back, shooting Wade in the eye and Davis in the shoulder, police said.

Another male customer, 73, was shot in the ankle and was in critical condition; a fourth male victim, 66, was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for two shots to his buttocks.

Davis and a third gunman, whose identity was unknown, fled in a stolen Mazda, investigators said. Police found the wounded Davis at a hospital; he claimed he had been shot at a different place. A manhunt continued for the third man. . . . .

Las Vegas (occurred on Thursday, December 4, 2014):

Las Vegas police arrested a man after he allegedly tried to a rob a Red Lobster restaurant on Thursday night.

A call was made to police around 9:45 p.m., reporting a man had entered the Red Lobster . . . near U.S. 95, with a handgun.

The man, who has now been identified as 28-year-old Dillon Webb, allegedly threatened customers and employees and took the drawer from a cash register.

Witnesses said the man ran out the back. A customer from the restaurant, attempting to flee the area, was confronted by the suspect in the parking lot. The customer, who was armed with a handgun fired one round. Webb reportedly dropped the drawer and ran. . . .

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2 Responses

  1. […] Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently found two cases within a couple of days where concealed-handgun-permit holders […]

  2. Don Sharpe says:

    How quickly would the Lindt Chocolate Shop Hostage incident have ended if there had been just one citizen with a licensed concealed carry handgun present? How about the manager, who was brave enough to attempt to stop the Islamic psycho but didn’t have the tools he needed to do it?

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