Skip to comments.Police: Armed Customer Shoots Would-be Robber(NE)
Posted on 04/28/2010 4:47:05 AM PDT by marktwain
OMAHA (KPTM) - An armed customer shot a man attempting to rob a Walgreens Monday night, Omaha Police say.
Investigators say two masked suspects entered the Walgreen's near 61st and NW Radial Highway shortly before 9pm Monday night, one armed with a short shotgun.
Police say the armed suspect had leveled the gun at customers, and one of the customers at the register saw the suspect point the gun in the direction of the register where there were several others standing. This customer who had a valid permit to carry a gun, drew a handgun from his waistband shot the suspect holding the shotgun multiple times.
The suspect was able to run from the store and collapsed outside. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The second suspect was held in the store by the same customer until officers arrived. The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center for Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.
The customer who shot the first suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Harry McCullough III of Omaha.
Police say McCullough was in possession of a loaded handgun that was concealed on his person without a Concealed Weapons Permit. He did possess a carry permit which only allows a person to carry a loaded handgun in plain view (typically in a holster).
McCullough was cited for a misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
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apparently, the robber could have technically had a permit to carry a shotgun into the store as well.......it was in plain sight.
That is so wrong:
In a rational world, he should be getting a medal - for marksmanship, at least!
But this is, after all, the state that persists in sending Ben Nelson to the Senate.
So far the only person charged is the good citizen.
The DA should drop the charges as the pistol was clearly visible if you laid down on the floor and looked up while the good citizen was doing chin up’s. Case dismissed.
Hang the hero after the perps family sues.
We're still just getting used to even having concealed carry permits here in NE, so there is still lots of debate on the issue with some people, and this is about the first case of this kind of situation that I can think of happening since the law passed.
Something like this happened in a place where I was working in the 90’s. There had been a rash of robberies in the neighborhood. They declined to prosecute the armed customer, and the area has been peaceful and quiet ever since.
It has been a couple of years since Concealed Carry became legal in Nebraska?
Blood is not flowing in the streets?
Gun battles have not erupted with every fender bender as the anti's predicted?
Surprisingly (only to those who are ignorant of actual facts and statistics) we haven’t had any of the predicted “wild west gunfights” that were sure to break out everywhere if we allowed concealed carry here. Go figure, huh?