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Armed Detroit candy store owner fatally shoots attempted robber
Mlive ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Gus Burns

Posted on 02/13/2013 1:17:26 PM PST by EXCH54FE

About 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a suspected armed robber entered Leddy's Candy Store at15928 Grand River and demanded cash from the 54-year-old owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.

He produced his weapon and fatally shot the intruder, who was about 40 years old, according to Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens.

Leddy's Candy Store sells retail and wholesale confections.

The owner of the store told Local 4 the business, which has operated since 1926, has been robbed several times in the past few months.

The shooter was taken into police custody for questioning. Stephens could not confirm if he had been released as of Tuesday evening.

Detroit police had recorded 32 homicides through Feb. 3 of this year, three fewer than by the same date in 2012.

This is the third justified shooting by a permitted concealed gun owner to gain publicity this month.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/13/2013 1:17:29 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Sweet.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 1:18:55 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
No golden ticket for you homeboy.

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3 posted on 02/13/2013 1:19:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Civilization thanks you, sir.
4 posted on 02/13/2013 1:20:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Fear the government that fears your gun.)
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To: EXCH54FE
This is the third justified shooting by a permitted concealed gun owner to gain publicity this month.

I just love a happy ending!

5 posted on 02/13/2013 1:22:44 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is the third justified shooting by a permitted concealed gun owner to gain publicity this month.

There were something like 5 in the same week that the basketball coach shot two.
6 posted on 02/13/2013 1:23:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE

In Michigan he would have an open and shut case if it wasn’t for that word “suspected”.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 1:24:42 PM PST by kempster
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To: TexasRedeye
The perp.

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8 posted on 02/13/2013 1:27:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE
demanded cash from the 54-year-old owner

"..and all the JuJu Bees and Atomic Fireballs you can fit into this bag..."


9 posted on 02/13/2013 1:30:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kempster

I wonder if there was a security camera in the store. That would help the owner establish his self-defense.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 1:31:02 PM PST by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: American Quilter

Yep, if he can prove that he was protecting his life and not his candy he wins.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 1:38:53 PM PST by kempster
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To: EXCH54FE


ARMED CITIZEN ALLIANCE


12 posted on 02/13/2013 1:39:55 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Good. One less piece of trash.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 1:40:26 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: kempster

He’ll win. Most Michigan courts are pretty good with these cases.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 1:40:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TexasRedeye; cripplecreek

Doesn’t seem happy to me. For all we know the candy store owner is still “in custody.” As of Tuesday evening the police spokesman couldn’t say if the guy was still under arrest.

CC, help me out here: Is it typical for a CCW-authorized shooter to be taken into custody in the first place?


15 posted on 02/13/2013 1:41:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
CC, help me out here: Is it typical for a CCW-authorized shooter to be taken into custody in the first place?

Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren't.
16 posted on 02/13/2013 1:43:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I guess it depends on the place and time. Maybe standard procedure in Detroit, maybe not in Homer. Eh. I imagine the police kept the gun, I hope he has another.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 1:49:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: EXCH54FE

If he’s charged he can use the Twinkie defense.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 1:49:28 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m guessing there’s a discretionary element here that we don’t see. I’ve seen these run the whole range depending on the prosecutor, responding officers etc.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 1:54:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CrazyIvan

Not anymore. No Twinkies. :^(

It’s been said the shelf-life of a Twinkie is 1,000 years, but it turns out they couldn’t survive 4 years of Obama.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 1:54:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks. See why I asked you?


21 posted on 02/13/2013 1:55:22 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: cripplecreek

He sure looks young for being 40 years old. He’s missing a few teeth tho, likely due to his candy habit.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 2:11:21 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: shove_it

He was one of the disadvantaged yutes and wanted a tour of the chocolate factory real bad.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 2:16:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE

So, the good guys in Detroit are shooting the bad guys now? It’s about time, that’s encouraging.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 2:19:36 PM PST by Kenton
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To: EXCH54FE

Who can take a bad guy, drop him dead with two
Cover them with lead and a drop another few
The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can ‘cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good


25 posted on 02/13/2013 2:27:52 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Cyber Liberty
CC, help me out here: Is it typical for a CCW-authorized shooter to be taken into custody in the first place?

Yes it is and it's also typical of the local media to not follow up on the story or to portray it accurately.

Michigan is now very pro-protection when it comes to self defense and I suspect the store owner was released shortly after being taken in for questioning.......

26 posted on 02/13/2013 3:07:05 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Kenton
So, the good guys in Detroit are shooting the bad guys now?

The only people with the guts to own super markets, gas stations and convenience stores in Detroit are Chaldeans..........

27 posted on 02/13/2013 3:19:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: cripplecreek

Pop rocks.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 5:47:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: VeniVidiVici; John Semmens; The Looking Spoon; doug from upland

LOLOL!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2988222/posts?page=25#25


29 posted on 02/13/2013 5:57:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Leaded or unleaded?

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30 posted on 02/13/2013 5:57:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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