Ten defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns during the last two weeks of May

9 Jun , 2018  

Memphis, Tennessee, May 15, 2018 (NBC Action News Channel 5)

A robber got shot trying to steal from a Memphis man at McDonald’s, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD said four men tried to rob a man leaving the McDonald’s near the intersection of S. Trezevant Street and Lamar Avenue.

The man was carrying his daughter in his arms when the robbers approached him, according to a witness.

He pulled out a gun and opened fire on the robbers. One of them was shot. . . .

Jack-in-the-Box, Nolan, Oregon, May 17, 2018

A Medford man confronted by a transient armed with a knife Monday night outside a Bend fast-food restaurant said he feared for his safety and shot him with a handgun he is legally allowed to carry as a concealed weapon.

Bend Police say Robert Joseph Garris, 39, shot Christopher Michael Nolan, 39, “multiple times” outside the Jack in the Box at 805 NE Third St. Nolan had allegedly pulled out a knife at about 9:38 p.m. and approached Garris, who was staying at a nearby motel, police said.

“It’s just one of those things that you hope never happens,” Garris said Wednesday. “But it happened, and now I’ve got to live with it for the rest of my life.” . . .

Santa Ana, California, May 26, 2018 (Los Angeles NBC Channel 4)

A 60-year-old man in Santa Ana was robbing a restaurant early Saturday morning and taking cash from the register when a second man at the drive-thru window took out a gun, started shooting and struck the robbery suspect.

The robbery suspect was shot twice in the upper torso area according to the Santa Ana Police Department, and the shooting suspect drove off. No description of the shooting suspect was immediately available.

After the chaotic scene, the robber did not get far and collapsed outside the Cozy Corner Drive-In, where the shooting took place. Police took the robbery suspect, who was also a shooting victim, to a nearby hospital, where he remained on Saturday being treated for gunshot wounds. . . .

Detroit, Michigan, May 23, 2018 (Fox Channel 2)

The shooting happened outside a business on Winder Street, near Orleans Street. Police on scene told FOX 2 a person was fatally shot by a delivery driver.

Police say the driver was making a delivery in that area, when the he came out from the business and noticed two men attempting to steal meat from the back of his truck.

Seattle, Washington, May 23, 2018 (Fox 13)

“The shooter told officers he had been approached by the victim who threatened him with a knife,” the Seattle Police Department blog report said. “The man then said he shot the victim, striking him four times.”

Officers searched the area and found a knife and a gun. Detectives were interviewing the man and will work with the prosecutor’s office to determine if any charges should be filed, police said. . . .

Nashville, Tennesse, May 23, 2018 (WSMV NBC Channel 4)

Police said the shooting took place behind a row of townhomes on Gen. George Patton Road in the River Plantation.

The suspects were driving behind the female victim and bumped her car as she was turning into the alley near her son’s townhome.

According to police, one of the suspects got out of the car and tried to rob the victim at gunpoint. The victim drove into the parking area behind her son’s house and began honking her horn. The son came outside with a gun and one of the suspects allegedly fired first.

The son fired at least three shots and the suspects drove away.

Police said no one was injured. . . .

Ypslianti, Michigan, May 25, 2018 (Detroit News)

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said the 35-year-old owner of Marshall Johnson’s Wholesale Meats, who has a concealed pistol license, acted in lawful self-defense.

“He had an honest and reasonable belief that the use of deadly force was necessary to prevent imminent death and/or great bodily harm to himself or another person. For this reason the warrant has been denied,” officials said.

The incident occurred at 10:20 a.m. near Interstate 75 Service Drive and Riopelle Street, according to prosecutors.

An officer patrolling the area heard a gunshot and when he arrived at the scene, he found Edward J. Ross, 58, of Detroit, lying face down in the street.

The 35-year-old business owner was standing nearby and told the officer that he shot the Ross, who died of a single gunshot wound. . . .

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31, 2018 (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

A pit bull attacked a teenage girl Thursday in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood, forcing a neighbor to shoot the dog, according to police.

The incident happened just before 3 p.m. on Dean Street, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George.

The 15-year-old girl had just arrived at the home to visit a friend and, when the 17-year-old friend opened the door, the dog rushed out and attacked the first girl, George said.

George said the owner began screaming for help, and a neighbor rushed to the home and shot the dog, which was on top of and mauling the 15-year-old.

She said the neighbor was forced to shoot the dog to stop the attack and protect the teen. The dog died at the scene. . . .

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2018 (Philly Voice)

Police say a man has been released without charges after he shot and killed a dog that attacked a 4-year-old boy in Juniata Park.

Officers were called to the 4600 block of Shelbourne Street around 2:40 p.m. on Monday. There, they were met by a mother who said the family dog attacked her son, causing injuries to the boy’s face, ear, shoulder area, lower back and abdomen. . . .

The boy was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and is reported to be in stable condition. The man who shot the dog was initially taken away in handcuffs, footage from NBC10 shows.

The man has since been released and was not charged with a crime, police said Tuesday. . . .

Roanoke, Virginia, May 18, 2018

Police said officers spoke with John Billett, 47, at the scene, who told them he had made arrangements online to meet with Rodnicka Richardson, 20, to sell a motorcycle.

During their meeting, Billett said Richardson was joined by Khalil Graves, 20, and the juvenile.

When he asked for payment before giving Richardson the motorcycle’s papers, the juvenile pulled out a gun and demanded the motorcycle.

Billett, who was armed, shot the juvenile in the neck.

Roanoke Fire-EMS took the juvenile to the hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Richardson and Graves were arrested and charged with robbery and taken to the Roanoke City Jail. . . .

Not a case of concealed carry, but still is interesting

St. Louis, Missouri, May 21, 2018 (WLTX CBS Channel 19)

A man was ambushed by three young people as he climbed the stairs to his front porch. It was all caught on his Ring Doorbell surveillance cameras.

The video shows a man in his 80’s standing on his front porch when three teenagers approach him and point a gun in his direction.

He calls out to his wife to “bring out the gun,” and the three suspects quickly run off in the direction of Halliday and Compton. . . .


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