News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
Don’t Rob Houses With Armed Good Guys
Yuma Arizona – One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize, police said. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and discovered that four individuals were shot after breaking into a home.
According to a news release, Edith Guerrero, 36, Jaden James, 18, Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, and Jessica Aynes, 28, woke the sleeping occupants as they entered.
The unidentified occupant with the gun fired several rounds, hitting all four suspects and ultimately killing one. Aynes was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. Guerrero and James also were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
The extent of Gonzalez’s injuries was unclear, although police did confirm he was struck. The case is being investigated by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Targeted by Juggers
Katy, Texas – An attempted robbery turned into a shootout between a pair of suspects and a husband protecting his wife, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The attempted armed robbery happened around 2:30 p.m in a busy parking lot of a Randall’s store on Fry Road. Detectives believe the suspects were “juggers,” who followed the couple from a bank across the street. The couple went grocery shopping and were about to load the groceries in their SUV when a black Cadillac SUV pulled into a parking space in front of them.
An investigator said one man pulled out a gun and demanded the woman’s purse. Her husband was on the other side of the car, and pulled out his weapon. Moments later, shots were exchanged. The husband fired four rounds, hitting both men, according to deputies.
The suspects got into the getaway car and pulled onto Fry Road, where the vehicle crashed out, leaving two men to run off on foot. The driver, who was hit in the shoulder ran to a nearby fire station for help, and collapsed.
He was transported to the hospital and treated. His partner remains at large.
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