COLUMBIA, Mo., ABC Channel 17, July 9, 2017
Columbia police said they are investigating an attempted armed robbery on Claudell Lane, which the victim says he prevented by pulling his own gun and shooting at the robber.
Police said they received calls of gunshots being heard around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a 27-year-old male victim who had been approached by a black man at 1014 Claudell Lane.
From Fox Channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio:
. . . “It was last Monday morning around 10:30,” Melinda Vandal told Fox 8. “I looked at the door and there was a man, right there, right outside looking like he was going for my door.” She said she saw another man cutting the screen on a window of her garage.
Chicago, Sun-Times, June 14, 2017
A man with a concealed carry permit fired shots while he was being robbed Wednesday afternoon in The Loop.
The man, whose age was unknown, was approached by two males while he was waiting in traffic about 3 p.m. in the 0–100 block of East Wacker Drive, according to Chicago Police.
Jacksonville, Florida, Fox 30, June 5, 2017
. . . A police report says the pizza delivery driver was walking into a business on Lem Turner Road when a man with a gun demanded money. . . .
The driver said he handed Jordan $91 in cash and his keys then backed away as Jordan got into his car.
Beech Bluff, Tennessee — Elsie Lee was faced with five burglars who busted down her door. By the way, suppose that this woman had to actually fight it out with these five men. How many bullets might she wish that she had? From WBBJ Channel 7 in Jackson, Tennessee on May 16, 2017.…
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 16, 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer
A 23-year-old man attempting an armed robbery was shot by the victim Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Feltonville section, police said.
The attempted robbery occurred shortly before 2:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Palethorp Street. The victim, a 25-year-old man, was licensed to carry a firearm and shot his assailant in the left groin, police said.
Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13, 2017, KTNV
. . . A pit bull was shot and killed Saturday when a man walking his dogs, Tom Cope, jumped into action to protect his beloved pets.
“If I didn’t intervene, my dog would die,” Cope said.
He says he was taking his two dogs, Sergeant and Cotton, for their morning walk when the pit bull approached Sergeant, a German shepherd, in what looked like an attack mode.
Arlington, Texas, May 3, 2017
A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a “hero” by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an “incoherent” gunman at a bar Wednesday evening.
Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.
Some recent defensive gun uses with permitted concealed handguns
Austin, Texas, April 6, 2017
. . . Monday night police were dispatched to a stabbing at 10 Marie Lane, where they found 47-year-old Darren Terry with three lacerations. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Darren’s brother, 30-year-old Chris Terry, was taken into custody for first-degree domestic battery in the case and is being held at the Lonoke County jail on a $10,000 bond.
The stories that we collect don’t include home invasions or cases on a person’s property where they don’t a permit to carry. We also don’t include cases where business owners or employees use their guns unless it is specifically mentioned that they had a concealed handgun permit and it was important to them carrying (such as being outside the business).…