Skip to comments.MI:Man Fatally Shoots Crook Outside Detroit Gas Station
Posted on 05/25/2013 7:11:11 PM PDT by marktwain
DETROIT (WWJ) - Police say one person was killed when gunfire erupted outside of a gas station on Detroits west side.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Thursday at a Citgo gas station near Linwood and Davison.
A man was filling his tires with air when someone approached and tried to rob him at gunpoint, according to reports. The man pulled out a gun to defend himself and a shootout occurred. Both ended up firing at each other, with the victim chasing the suspect away from the gas station.
Police say the suspects body was found in an alleyway across the street from the gas station. The victim also suffered a gunshot wound, but is expected to be OK. An investigation is ongoing.
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Another happy ending.
Perps don’t want to kill peeps (Muzzies excepted), they want free stuff.
Yep..... I think most bad guys with a gun do not expect the victim to be shooting back at them.... An armed citizen has the element of surprise most of the time.
Linwood was changed to Elijah Muhammad Blvd.
can we please have a better headline:
Man airs out perp with rounds while filling his tires with air.
Going to a gas station in Detroit at 2:00 AM has got to be one of the riskiest moves a person can make. I’m glad he survived.
The perp was found deflated in an alley.
absolutely, and God bless them!
can we please have a better headline:
Sorry. We are not allowed (for good reason) to change headlines on freerepublic.
My preferred headline was:
MI:Armed Citizen Wins Gunfight at Gas Station
Linwood and Davison may be the worst neighboorhood in Detroit.
Why do they chase em just keep firing!
Fifty years ago, I lived less than a block south of Davison. Schoolcraft was one block north of Davison. Decent ‘hood back in the day.
Years ago when I was in Detroit people said:
Q. Do you know what the worst part of Detroit is called?
An air hose can’t do much against a robber....approach me while filling the tank and I WILL give you a hosing you’ll never forget.
But if you shoot in some parts of Detroit aren’t the odds good that it’ll be a crook you shoot?
LOL! Random shooting from citizen nets 21 wounded criminals!
The only really nice thing about the bad guys arming themselves is that NEVER seem to properly train themselves and keep themselves in good form by REGULAR, and realistic, close combat handgun training and practice.
So the idiots don’t react properly when the time comes to engage in a gunfight-—and don’t fare very well when they are faced with a firefight against a trained legal handgun owner.
All I want to know is why the victim (the shooter) was at a Citgo gas station...owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Kommie’s in Venezuela. (Previously Chevez)
“The perp was found deflated in an alley.”
Please, use the “correct terminology,” the dead guy was not a perp, he was a “suspect.” But he’s still dead! (s)
Just a demonstration of the over-confidence that a bad guy gets when he thinks he's at the top of the heap. I saw a "Most Amazing" where a guy had a gun while robbing a place. He was so confident he started twiddling and playing with it while the clerk gathered the money. Almost too fast to see, a double shot rang out and both hit the floor. Second later, the clerk got up with blood on his side and looked over the counter to see the perp dead. Loose grip on the gun made it turn in his hand from the first shot and hit his finger again shooting himself in the face.
That’s why I’m glad we have both open and concealed carry.
Open carry is a good reminder that others unseen may also be armed.
As of 1 July, we will be an open carry w/o permit State. Old law was that open carry was OK, BUT per some judge’s opinion, a holster “in part, or in full concealed the weapon” which negated the open carry law and required full concealment and a CCW permit. Governor Bryant decided that the law needed changed to make sense - one of the few benefits of Obama and the gun-grabbers is that more States are coming around.
My ultimate goal would be to get rid of background checks altogether. Any man not incarcerated or on parole should be freely armed.
After all, criminals don’t pass background checks but still get guns.