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.
Bread Delivery Man Exchanges Fire, Stops Robbery
A bread delivery man in Clayton County, Georgia, foiled an attempted armed robbery at a Hardee’s Saturday morning by shooting the armed suspect twice.
WSB-TV reports the delivery man arrived at the restaurant to take in bread and “saw employees running out the back” around 6:30 a.m.
Fox 5 reports the robbery suspect, Parrish Damario Kentrell, had allegedly jumped the counter at that point and “pointed a weapon at a female employee while demanding cash.”
The delivery man retrieved a firearm from his truck and exchanged gunfire with Kentrell, striking him twice.
Kentrell fled the scene and was arrested at a house on Jewell Terrace Road. He was taken to the hospital for medical attention before being transferred to jail.
Miami Man Kills Robber With AK-47: ‘I Emptied My Glock in His Chest’
Unfortunately, stereotypes are ugly things. And with just a glance, some might form a negative opinion of a homeless immigrant living in a van in Miami. But when you hear the story of Donovan Stewart, you realize he has much in common with the 2A community. As such, when a robber armed with an AK-47 threatened Stewart and his family, Stewart chose to fight back.
According to miami.cbslocal.com, Stewart shot and killed a man armed with an AK-47 Monday morning. The gunman allegedly broke into Stewart’s van, attempting to rob Stewart, along with his 11-year-old son and girlfriend.
“The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” Stewart said, according to miami.cbslocal.com. “I am from Kingston Town in Jamaica, and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.”
Donnovan claimed to be licensed, and also claimed to hold a concealed weapons permit. He credited training enabled him to act quickly, saving himself and his family.
“So I thought you are you going to kill me so now I have to act quickly because I am trained,” he said, according to miami.cbslocal.com. “You know I have a security license, I have a G license and I have a state firearms license and a concealed weapons permit and I have a gun and I am a member of the NRA.”
The G license could refer to a type of Florida security guard licensing system. If so, that license requires annual training and re-qualification. News reports neither confirmed nor denied Donnovan’s firearms credentials. Nevertheless, police said the incident appeared to be defensive, though the investigation remained open. In any event, Donnovan and his loved ones survived thanks to his action.
“I am going to defend my life and those I love,” he said, according to miami.cbslocal.com. “My family is innocent and just don’t put an AK-47 in my face. I will not allow that to happen. This guy also hijacked a woman in a van and was found with her car key. He robbed another woman at gunpoint.
“You want to come looking for trouble,” he said. “Come to me. Come to me. I wouldn’t do anything like this to anybody and they picked the wrong person in this case.”
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