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.
Houston Wife Pulls Gun, Saves Husband From Three Armed Attackers
A Houston wife pulled out a gun and came to the defense of her husband recently. The woman saved the day after three armed men attacked her husband outside of their home, demanding money. But the woman proved cool under pressure, scaring off the attackers.
The incident began while the husband worked outside the home, according to abc13.com. That’s when he noticed black four-door car slowly drive by the home. Then it suddenly made a U-turn and two armed men jumped from the vehicle and ran up on the man.
Footage shows the black car pull into the driveway as the first two men run off camera towards the husband. Then the driver exits the vehicle, throws on his hood and joins in on the attack. One man can be seen wearing a mask, and footage shows at least two of the attacker carrying pistols.
The men then dragged the man into his house, where they demanded money, according to abc13.com. That’s when the wife heard the confrontation and raced to get a gun. She came out of the bedroom and pointed her own weapon at two of the attackers. One suspect fired in her direction before all three ran away, according to abc13.com.
The woman avoided any injuries during the attempted robbery, according to abc13.com. Police reportedly described the suspects a black men, ages 30 to 32, approximately 5’9 to 5’11, weighing around 225 pounds. Crime Stoppers offered a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.
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Wounded FedEx Driver Kills Armed Robber During Shootout
A wounded FedEx delivery driver turned the tables on an armed robber who shot him, killing him during a shootout in Philadelphia, police said.
“Based on the preliminary story that was relayed it appears to be self defense: he was shot first, he fired back,” Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.
The 32-year-old FedEx driver traveled to the 600 block of Unruh Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday to make a delivery. As he walked to the home he was approached by an armed robber who stole items from his FedEx truck, according to investigators. The robber then opened fire, shooting the driver in the abdomen.
The driver, who police said was armed with his own weapon, returned fire, striking the robber several times. The injured robber managed to escape with several stolen items. Meanwhile, the injured delivery driver got into his vehicle and drove away.
The wounded FedEx driver drove to the 6600 block of Oxford Avenue where he was found by police. The officers then took the driver to Einstein Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
“We’re hopeful that he will be OK,” Coulter said.
Around the same time, police found a 27-year-old man, who they believe was the armed robber, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds in a rear alley on the 1400 block of Creston Street. Police said the man also had several items in his possession that were stolen from the FedEx driver. The 27-year-old man was taken to Einstein Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m.
Police also found a vehicle on the 5900 block of Large Street that they believe was used to transport the robber after the initial shooting. Police discovered blood inside the vehicle as well as another man standing near it. The man near the car was not injured and police don’t know at this point whether he was involved in the robbery. That man was taken into police custody and is considered a person of interest.
Police recovered the FedEx driver’s weapon, but have not yet recovered the robber’s weapon. They told NBC10 the robber’s weapon may be inside the bloody vehicle which was taken to a police garage. They plan to search through it after obtaining a warrant. Police will also search through surveillance video from the multiple crime scenes. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10 they will continue to interview the FedEx driver who is cooperating with the investigation.
“I don’t know if the FedEx driver has a valid permit to carry, but that’s definitely going to be part of the investigation,” Small said.
NBC10 reached out to FedEx to determine whether their employees are allowed to carry while on the job.
“We are not at liberty to disclose details of our internal policies,” a FedEx spokesperson wrote. “All further questions should be directed to law enforcement.”
The spokesperson also told NBC10 they were aware of Tuesday night’s incident.
“The safety of our team members and service providers is a top priority and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time,” the spokesperson wrote.
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