Skip to comments.VIDEO: Gun Store Owner Speaks About Shooting Involving Employee (IN)
Posted on 09/21/2012 4:27:24 AM PDT by marktwain
The owner of a gun shop on the Westside of Indianapolis says he feels badly for the family of a man killed inside his store, but says the man brought on his death himself.
IMPD says Monday's killing of Brian Wayner, 26, by Don's Guns employee Ben Chance was justifiable homicide. Wayner fired three shots, striking Chance once as Chance was trying to collect payment for a gun rental. Though a bullet passed through the upper side of his chest, Chance returned fire with his own weapon, killing Wayner. Chance remains in the hospital, but store owner Don Davis says Chance's condition is improving and that he could come home as early as Friday.
Davis says such incidents have been rare in the 40-year history of his store, but he says his employees rehearse what to do in such a situation frequently.
An 'X' made with electrical tape was on the floor about two feet in front of a counter filled with handguns. "He was standing right where the X is," Davis said. "My guy was right here. He drew back - had already put some ammunition in his gun from being out on the shooting range, and he fired the first shot from there." Davis also has the flattened .40 caliber bullet that passed through Chance as well as another bullet that went into the wall. A third bullet remains lodged in the wall, Davis says.
Police haven't said what may have led Wayner to fire the shots, and Davis says repeated viewings of the security camera footage of the shooting haven't yielded too many clues. Davis says he doubts Wayner had a permit to carry a gun, and points out that he didn't need one. "He wouldn't have had to have a permit to rent a gun. To (purchase and) carry a gun, you have to buy a permit from the state of Indiana. Whether he had a permit, I doubt it - he didn't have a gun obviously."
Davis called Chance "an A-1 employee", and says he has a job with Don's Guns for life as far as he is concerned. The owner also says he will make sure Chance doesn't have to pay anything out of his pocket for his health care.
Though police say the shooting was justified, A.J. Deer with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office says they are still investigating and have not made a final determination on whether charges will be filed against Chance.
Kinda’ like why you don’t see any mass killings at gun shows; instant lawn sprinkler!
But, a “No Gun Zone” on the other hand...
There’s another gun shop in Indy, not too far from the Speedway race track, called 500 Guns. A not-too-bright robber showed up trying to rob the store with a knife. He died at the scene of a single gun shot wound.
It should be noted that in Indiana you don’t need a permit to buy unless you want to walk out the door with it. No permit, you gotta wait.
I recall an incident from some years ago........a reaaaallllly intelligent person set out to rob a gun shop.
He drove into the parking lot and parked between a marked county sheriff car and a marked city police car. He walked into the shop, to the sales counter where several uniformed law enforcement types were standing, talking with the owner.
This bright individual pulled a gun, fired a shot into the wall behind the owner and demanded all his money.
The coroner found bullets from 6 different guns in the corpse.
This is the old law and does not apply anymore. In Indiana, if you receive the all-clear from the standard NICS instant check, you can take the handgun home with you, no CC license required... you only have to be 21 years old and pass the check.
Wayner’s chair is now empty.
It’s all an empty chair’s fault.
Only a Gun Control Nazi would even think of charging the employee for any crime
Only a fool and a moron would try to shoot an employee in a gun shop. You are just asking to die
I suspect that was a really depressed individual who wanted to commit suicide by cop.
The employee was shot, only then he returned fire. And the state is still considering whether to file charges against him? Recall the DA.
Okay, thanks. It’s been a while since I bought a HG, which have since been lost in a tragic boating accident. :(