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No charge in shooting (Armed Citizen takes out the trash)
Omaha World Herald ^ | 4/27/2010 | Leia Mendoza

Posted on 04/27/2010 5:46:15 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy

The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won't face a charge in the shooting.

Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view — typically in a holster — but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin.

McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said.

McCullough was not arrested in connection with Thomas' death, and Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Tuesday afternoon that he would not file charges in connection with the shooting.

Bettin said two masked men had entered the Walgreens at 6101 Northwest Radial shortly before 9 p.m.

He said one of the men pointed the shotgun in the direction of the cash register, where several customers were standing in line.

(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; nra
Perp is toes up and room temperature. Don't you just love happy endings?
1 posted on 04/27/2010 5:46:16 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy
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To: hatfieldmccoy

By the way, word is it was 4 shots to the chest and a nice grouping.


2 posted on 04/27/2010 5:48:29 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Have a nice dirt nap, Marquail.

What is the law there? The guy had a permit to carry in a holster but not concealed? That’s weird, or at least sounds that way to a Texan.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 5:51:17 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Sounds like open carry, no permit needed, concealed carry by permit.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 5:55:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Marquail? lemme guess...Amish?


5 posted on 04/27/2010 6:00:46 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Pistol vs. shotgun! “Dirty Harry” would be proud of Cool Hand Harry!


6 posted on 04/27/2010 6:00:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: West Texas Chuck

He had a permit for the gun but not a conceal carry. That requires additional permit.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 6:04:23 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Disgusting that he gets a weapons charge. Almost as evil as charging Navy Seals.

Prosecutors are scum.


8 posted on 04/27/2010 6:05:00 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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My only complaint about the outcome is the citation for no CCW permit.

Of course out here in Leftyfornia he’d be in jail.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 6:06:42 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Where'd all the "Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism" bumper stickers go?)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

As the old saying goes, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 6:15:45 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Indeed! Brings a tear to my eyes.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 6:23:24 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: hatfieldmccoy

40 cal S&W according to the video at the source.


12 posted on 04/27/2010 6:28:59 PM PDT by skeptoid
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To: JPG

I’ll tell you between the bad guys shooting bad guys and the good guys shooting bad guys we’ve been weeding the garden at a brisk clip. Not fast enough however it’s just overrun with noxious weeds in North O.


13 posted on 04/27/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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With any luck he’ll get an understanding jury who will nullify. If I’m ever selected for jury duty again and it’s a “gun case.” I will never vote guilty on any charge dealing with possessing, carrying, or owning firearms, regardless of who it is that is on trial. I’ll convict on other charges related to misuse if he is guilty, but even a felon has a right to keep and bear arms, regardless of what the government says.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 6:30:16 PM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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Wow, not only did he permanently eliminate one perp, but he then also held a second perp until police arrived. Hopefully a creative judge will drop the citation if McCullough gets his concealed carry permit. Hey, they do it with drug and alcohol citations all the time — go to “treatment” and you get your record wiped clean.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 6:33:35 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Gotta wonder about the rest of the assembled crowd, though. There were apparently multiple customers in the store, and at least one store employee. Since McCullough did the honors of eliminating one of the perps, you’d think somebody else could have pitched in and grabbed and held perp #2, instead of leaving that job to McCullough too.


16 posted on 04/27/2010 6:36:36 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: skeptoid

40 S&W in the waistband is not concealed.


17 posted on 04/27/2010 6:44:21 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Hope Walgreens at least gives him a store credit for ammo.


18 posted on 04/27/2010 6:52:14 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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19 posted on 04/27/2010 6:54:33 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Would my .380 with hollow points kill a perp? I keep it in my pocket at all times. (Kel-tec P3AT)


20 posted on 04/27/2010 8:03:45 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: bicyclerepair

Handgun Cartridge Power Chart - Condensed Version

By Chuck Hawks

http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_power_chart.htm


21 posted on 04/27/2010 9:44:11 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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