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Autopsy Identifies Man Shot And Killed After Trying To Rob Beer Store(PA)
yourerie.com ^ | 18 November, 2012 | NA

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:51:57 PM PST by marktwain

A man attempted to rob a Beer For Less store in Millcreek is identified

Coroner Lyell Cook tells us Patrick Atkins, 21 years old, was pronounced dead at Hamot yesterday just before 9 pm. Cook says he died of a single gun shot wound to the chest, and Cook ruled it a homicide.

The shooting happened just after 8 tonight at the Presque Isle Beer For Less store at 2756 West 12th Street.

Atkins reportedly walked into the store with a small handgun in an apparent attempt to rob the store.

The clerk in the store was armed with a handgun and shot the suspect three times.

Atkins stumbled from the store and collapsed a short distance away.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; pa; robber
Most comments at the site support the clerk.
1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:52:05 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

God,I’m just dyin’ for a beer....


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:46 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: marktwain

I love when liberals say people rob stores to feed their children or pay the bills and because of that we should have compassion.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:57:32 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Homicide??!?

More like public service.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:57:48 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: marktwain

Usually “homicide” implies murder. I hope that’s not the case here, since it would seem to be justifiable self defense.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 8:01:16 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

All deaths caused by another person are called homicide by definition. When a person is executed by the state the coroner lists the death as a homicide.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 8:02:37 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

That’s what I was thinking. So you can have negligent homicide, or justified homicide, or criminal homicide, or premeditated homicide, etc.

Or, I hope they decide in this case, self defense.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marktwain

‘Holdup muh beer’


8 posted on 11/18/2012 8:18:26 PM PST by Ken H
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To: LukeL

You don’t have compassion for someone without beer?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 8:26:01 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Nicely done—D.R.T. Somebody should buy that clerk a beer.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:59 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: TruthWillWin

Michelle would never allow anyone to have free beer...it makes you fat!/s;)


11 posted on 11/18/2012 8:32:33 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: marktwain

Strange that they use a Colt Delta Elite to illustrate their story. In the real world outside of journalism, very few people who can afford a $800-$1200 handgun would ever be shot robbing a “Beer For Less” store.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:47 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: marktwain
"...Patrick Atkins, 21 years old..."

Hasn't even been drinking legally for a year and he already ran out of money?!?!

13 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:53 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: marktwain

Great reporting. Clearly have their facts straight.

“Died of a single gunshot wound...”

Vs.

“...shot him three times...”

Probably shot him with one of those machine gun glocks.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 8:40:38 PM PST by bolobaby (Hostess closes? Atlas just shrugged in yo' faces, union beyotches!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Homicide.

The killing of one human being by another human being.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 8:46:09 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: marktwain

“Beer for less”.

Well, I’m glad he saved even more:)


16 posted on 11/18/2012 8:51:52 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: marktwain

A cheap beer store in Erie Pennsylvania? I’ll bet their top seller is Yacht Club. (A beer for those who can’t afford Schmidt’s Bavarian.)


17 posted on 11/18/2012 9:01:39 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: marktwain
"Cook says he died of a single gun shot wound to the chest.... The clerk in the store was armed with a handgun and shot the suspect three times."

Now that is a tight grouping!!!

18 posted on 11/18/2012 9:25:41 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: bolobaby
You expect great reporting when the headline is even screwed up?

1. This man was killed after trying (not during the attempt?)

2. to rob a beer store. (Did he tell the beer store to put up it's hands, and give him the money?)

19 posted on 11/18/2012 9:27:42 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: LukeL
I love when liberals say people rob stores to feed their children or pay the bills and because of that we should have compassion.

They need to post their home and business addresses. That would be more compassionate. Also, the times no on will be around so we can "shop" without interruption.

20 posted on 11/19/2012 2:09:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Cicero

‘Usually “homicide” implies murder’...

But not neccessarily, you’ve heard of justifiable homicide.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 4:45:26 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Technical term. Homicide as defined in the UCR and part of state law is the intentional killing of another, without respect to motive or justification. That’s what the death certificate says. There are only five choices - homicide, suicide, accidental, natural or undetermined.

It is further broken down into justifiable and non-justifiable. This will likely be ruled justifiable.

Interesting point, under state law the death certificate of an executed prisoner reads ‘judicial homicide’.


22 posted on 11/19/2012 5:53:06 AM PST by SargeK
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To: LukeL

When a person is executed by the state the coroner lists the death as a homicide.


With that in mind I guess the death of a free nation would be called OBAMACIDE!


23 posted on 11/19/2012 6:06:55 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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