The police have clearly classified this as another legitimate defensive gun use. These armed robbers may have committed a string of these crimes.
According to Nesky, a person was approached by four armed males while in the 14900 block of Health Center Drive in Bowie Tuesday around 5 p.m.
The four, armed suspects demanded property from the person, which was taken. The victim, described as a 38-year-old man, was then told to hand over his car keys. It was after that moment that the victim produced a handgun and shot one of the robbers. After the subject was shot, the suspects fled on foot.
Police are calling the reaction self-defense. They said the victim’s handgun was registered in another state.
“During the course of this incident, the victim was able to produce a handgun and fired in what we believe to be self-defense, striking one of the robbery suspects,” police said. . . .
Police are investigating the incident to see if it is related to similar incidents in the region.Glynis Kazanjian, “Armed robbery victim takes matters into his own hands, shooting attacker in Maryland,” Fox 45 News (Baltimore), February 9, 2022.