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 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.
Armed Suspect Robs Convenience Store, Gets Shot By Every Customer Inside
A hapless thug picked the wrong convenience store to rob in Brazil recently. Inside the store were four off-duty plain clothes police officers carrying concealed weapons.
Surveillance footage from inside the store shows the criminal was shot multiple times during the robbery on May 31st.
The footage shows the suspect, wearing a white shirt and a motorcycle helmet, enter the store and produce a handgun.
One of the cops took cover behind a display shelf and drew his service revolver. A 2nd camera angle shows the same officer fire 2-3 shots at the robber who dropped his gun on the floor. As the wounded suspect went for his gun he was shot by the other officers.
The suspect collapsed on the floor where he lay motionless.
The cop who initially shot the suspect then ran to the door to see if he the suspect had accomplices.
It isn’t clear if the robber survived his injuries.
Husband Charged After Wife Shoots Him
SPOUT SPRINGS — A Harnett County woman shot her estranged husband on Sunday morning, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office reported, after he broke into her home and attacked her and a child.
The husband was in serious condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville following the shooting, the agency said.
The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in a home on the 100 block of Ramona Collins Court, a news release says. This is in the Spout Springs area of western Harnett County.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 60-year-old Jeffrey Hooks, 60, is accused of forcing his way into the home of his wife, Jeana Crawford, and of assaulting her and a girl. He allegedly had a handgun.
Crawford told investigators she shot him, the news release says.
Crawford was not charged.
Hooks is charged with breaking-and-entering to terrorize, two counts of assault-on-a-female, and a count of assault by pointing a gun.
The shooting remains under investigation, the news release says.
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