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Dog Walker Shoots Armed Teen Robber, Police Say
MyFoxDallas ^ | Dec. 18, 2008 | n/a

Posted on 12/18/2008 5:15:16 PM PST by smokingfrog

A man walking his dog in Terrell on Wednesday shot and critically wounded an armed 17-year-old robber, police said.

The incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. in Ben Gill Park in the 100 block of Lions Club Lane where, police said, a group of teen robbers surrounded the man.

According to investigators, when a boy in the group pulled out a gun, the man, a licensed concealed handgun owner, fired shots.

The teen was apparently struck in the head and was listed in critical condition at Parkland Hospital. His weapon was recovered at the scene and later determined to be stolen during a separate offense in Terrell, according to police.

Three other teen suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that was recovered in the 300 block of S. Park Street, police said.

Police identified the teen gunman and one of the other suspects, and were working to ID the two remaining boys.

The robbery victim was not injured.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; armedcitizen; banglist; concealedcarry
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Score one for the good guys.
1 posted on 12/18/2008 5:15:16 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Whoa , I read it too fast and thought the dog had been hit in the head . Thank goodness the dog was unhurt .
2 posted on 12/18/2008 5:18:04 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: smokingfrog
Don't expect this story to be trumpeted by the Lamestream media.
3 posted on 12/18/2008 5:18:56 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: smokingfrog

jeez, this is one cop who loves this kinda story.


4 posted on 12/18/2008 5:19:26 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: smokingfrog

Some days you pick a victim somedays you pick an armed citizen. Occupational hazard.


5 posted on 12/18/2008 5:19:29 PM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: smokingfrog

Dollars to doughnuts it was not a German Shepherd.

Showing the gun wouldn’t even be necessary.


6 posted on 12/18/2008 5:19:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: kbennkc

The dog was hurt. The guy’s pet is just fine though.


7 posted on 12/18/2008 5:20:15 PM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: smokingfrog

At least we know one dumbass reporter will not be around to question the dog walker’s motive in shooting that thug.

http://patdollard.com/2008/03/reporter-fired-after-harassing-old-man-who-killed-to-protect-himself-with-video/


8 posted on 12/18/2008 5:22:16 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: smokingfrog
Three other teen suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that was recovered in the 300 block of S. Park Street, police said.

Who called the ambulance for the wounded kid? Seems like the three brats that ran off showed great bravery, loyalty and concern for their fallen friend. With friends like those who needs enemies.

9 posted on 12/18/2008 5:23:10 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: smokingfrog

You Know, if more and more armed citizens would walk thier dog in the evening like this guy, crime would soon be a thing of the past.


10 posted on 12/18/2008 5:24:17 PM PST by eastforker
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To: smokingfrog
I've had a CC permit and carried for over 5 years now. Never go anywhere without protection. Been lucky so far but would have done the same if in a similar situation. Once a gun is pulled on me, the attacker loses all his right to life.
11 posted on 12/18/2008 5:25:02 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-11, 41-50)
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To: guido911

Thanks for posting that! The story of how that woman was fired certainly brightens the day. Too bad that isn’t on a video.


12 posted on 12/18/2008 5:29:08 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: smokingfrog
Here is one of the surviving yutes.
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=8100189&version=7&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

Darn those mischievous Amish kids. Just keeping it real. :)

13 posted on 12/18/2008 5:31:20 PM PST by Polynikes (Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?)
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To: smokingfrog
Let's us observe an appropriate moment of silence as we contemplate this victim of gunfire.


14 posted on 12/18/2008 5:32:10 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: Evil Slayer

Hubby and I will be taking the CHL in January, then I can carry my Christmas present, Beretta Tomcat Inox.


15 posted on 12/18/2008 5:32:51 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: smokingfrog

My favorite Amendment in action. God Bless America.


16 posted on 12/18/2008 5:34:07 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: TonyStark

Is it wrong for a 46 year old woman to still love Snoopy? No, it’s not, and yes I still do love Snoopy.
Thanks for posting him!


17 posted on 12/18/2008 5:35:55 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: smokingfrog

18 posted on 12/18/2008 5:36:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: smokingfrog
I invite everyone to go to Dallas Morning News and read the comments. Several posters are trying to say the shooter was wrong for various reasons.
19 posted on 12/18/2008 5:37:17 PM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: smokingfrog
The teen was apparently struck in the head and was listed in
critical condition at Parkland Hospital.


Well, punk, do you want your own personal grassy-knoll moment
(without the grassy knoll)?

Well, do you punk?!?!
20 posted on 12/18/2008 5:40:25 PM PST by VOA
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To: smokingfrog

the man, a licensed concealed handgun owner, fired shots.
No he shot him in the head in self defense.


21 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:13 PM PST by MES401067 (Lenin called them "useful idiots" I for one have no use for them.)
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To: guido911

According to the news link, the thug has now passed away, and gone to his great reward in hell.

If the surviving perp pictured is Amish, he ain’t like OUR Amish! sarcasm on.

God Bless Texas! Now there’s a state than knows how to git ‘er done.

Ron “Tater Salad” White says in his comedy routine that in Texas, they’re installing a fast lane on death row.


22 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:22 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: Polynikes

The link you posted updated the original story. The would-be robber died at the hospital. It’s a sad end for the kid but not nearly as sad as if an innocent man minding his business had lost his life. It’s high time that the innocent are the ones who need not walk in fear.


23 posted on 12/18/2008 5:44:54 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

sorry about that bad link. My mistake


24 posted on 12/18/2008 5:48:31 PM PST by Polynikes (Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?)
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To: smokingfrog

Nice shot buddy!


25 posted on 12/18/2008 5:57:39 PM PST by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Kimmers
I like my .357 Rugar SP101 but my Beretta 3032 Tomcat - 32 auto is easier to carry.


26 posted on 12/18/2008 5:58:09 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-11, 41-50)
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To: engrpat
If *ANY* of the dead bad guy's friends and family have access to a computer, somebody is missing a computer. ‘Cause they done stole it...
27 posted on 12/18/2008 6:01:25 PM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

The Tomcat is really comfortable in my hand.....


28 posted on 12/18/2008 6:06:45 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: smokingfrog
live right near there!!

what idiots. BTW- really nice park

29 posted on 12/18/2008 6:27:19 PM PST by GeronL (long lost freeper)
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To: Kimmers
Yeah, I like the tip up barrel that allows you to have an extra round plus a full clip. Good luck on your CHL in January. I was one of the first 200 to pass my CC course and get my permit in Missouri. Am glad they also passed the Castle (stand your ground) law last year.


30 posted on 12/18/2008 6:27:33 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-11, 41-50)
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To: Evil Slayer
My buddy is a Ruger Speed-Six .357...very dependable!

Funny thing, but since Nov 4th there have been 3 armed robberies in my small town. I spent a career in NYC but never expected such activity here in South GA.

In fact, just tonight, in a visit to the local "Spirit Store," there were two trouble-makers outside harassing the clientele. I said "O Ba Ma" and they went nuts with pleasure...obviously Obama supporters.

One might predict trouble on the horizen!

31 posted on 12/18/2008 6:43:37 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: the OlLine Rebel
You got that right.I could only hope that my Shepherds would leave someone for me deal with.We bought one of our dogs from a breeder who would normally walks 15-20 of his dogs in the local park at one time.Ten on each hand,no pulling or quarrels among the dogs.With a ton(literally)of dogs on the leash he was not worried about robbers!
32 posted on 12/18/2008 6:44:27 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
BTW, for those of you interested in protection in addition to cold steel...Google "krav maga"!

Get some training and save a life (yours).

33 posted on 12/18/2008 6:46:21 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: smokingfrog

Robert A. Heinlein: An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.


34 posted on 12/18/2008 6:48:12 PM PST by Reflex ((same socialist crapola different day))
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m getting a CZ RAMI this weekend for CCW. Have a Kimber Ultra Crimson but I only use that on special occasions as I don’t want it to get scratched up.....it’s a thing of beauty!


35 posted on 12/18/2008 6:51:26 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Simply beautiful!
36 posted on 12/18/2008 6:52:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: guido911

I remember thinking of what I would have said to her.

“Tell ya what, I see somebody mugging you, I won’t kill ‘em, OK?”


37 posted on 12/18/2008 7:06:39 PM PST by G Larry (Barack’s character has been molded by extremists)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

38 posted on 12/18/2008 7:17:47 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (It Should be Immediate OPEN SEASON on all RHINO's and PUMA's.)
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To: smokingfrog
Excellent.

Kil one thug at a time.

39 posted on 12/18/2008 7:24:54 PM PST by blam
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To: hometoroost
"The dog was hurt. The guy’s pet is just fine though."

LOL! Good one, HTR!

40 posted on 12/18/2008 7:31:23 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (OBAMA-BYE-DONE-2008)
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To: smokingfrog

I have just recently began carrying again...times-they are a-changin’


42 posted on 12/18/2008 7:37:18 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Some of the uh, refugees from Katrina came to Texas and tried to pull some of the shenanigans they were used to back in Louisiana and a lot of them learned the hard way that Texans dont like getting car-jacked or mugged.

Dont Mess with Texas


43 posted on 12/18/2008 7:42:31 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Some of the uh, refugees from Katrina came to Texas and tried to pull some of the shenanigans they were used to back in Louisiana and a lot of them learned the hard way that Texans dont like getting car-jacked or mugged.

Dont Mess with Texas


44 posted on 12/18/2008 7:44:37 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: smokingfrog

A second shot to the head would have done the trick. Always shoot twice.


45 posted on 12/18/2008 7:45:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TonyStark

Beautiful


46 posted on 12/18/2008 7:56:36 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I really admire Texas.


47 posted on 12/18/2008 8:01:31 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: Kimmers

My wife and I completed our CHL class last weekend. The instructor said a shooting will always go to a grand jury and expect to spend $20,000.00 on a Shyster, I mean lawyer. Even if you have justifiable cause and are not guilty. I would like some confirmation on his statement. Beretta Tomcat Inox, nice choice.


48 posted on 12/18/2008 8:11:27 PM PST by dhouston
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To: smokingfrog
The teen was apparently struck in the head and was listed in critical condition at Parkland Hospital.

Parkland hospital has had limited success with head shot victims in the past. Hope his parents are organ donors.

49 posted on 12/18/2008 8:12:50 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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To: dhouston
The instructor said a shooting will always go to a grand jury and expect to spend $20,000.00 on a Shyster, I mean lawyer.

Depends a lot on location.

50 posted on 12/18/2008 8:52:10 PM PST by PAR35
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