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MI:Man Fatally Shoots Crook Outside Detroit Gas Station
detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | 23 May, 2013 | Vickie Thomas

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 Detroit’s 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 suspect’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; guncontrol; mi; robber; secondamendment
Even though the armed robber had the drop on the armed citizen, the citizen prevailed.
1 posted on 05/25/2013 7:11:11 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Another happy ending.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 7:12:05 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: marktwain

Perps don’t want to kill peeps (Muzzies excepted), they want free stuff.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 7:13:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

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.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 7:14:15 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: marktwain

Linwood was changed to Elijah Muhammad Blvd.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 7:17:45 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: marktwain

can we please have a better headline:

Man airs out perp with rounds while filling his tires with air.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 7:19:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Good thing he wasn't in NY.

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Michigan legislative action thread
7 posted on 05/25/2013 7:20:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

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.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: sergeantdave

The perp was found deflated in an alley.


9 posted on 05/25/2013 7:22:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kjam22

absolutely, and God bless them!


10 posted on 05/25/2013 7:23:27 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: sergeantdave; All

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


11 posted on 05/25/2013 7:24:20 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Linwood and Davison may be the worst neighboorhood in Detroit.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Blue Highway

Why do they chase em just keep firing!


13 posted on 05/25/2013 7:25:08 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: sergeantdave
Leaded or unleaded?

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14 posted on 05/25/2013 7:31:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty

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.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 7:37:57 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Darren McCarty
“Linwood and Davison may be the worst neighboorhood in Detroit.”

Years ago when I was in Detroit people said:

Q. Do you know what the worst part of Detroit is called?

A. Detroit.

16 posted on 05/25/2013 7:54:27 PM PDT by detective
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To: marktwain

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.


17 posted on 05/25/2013 8:26:47 PM PDT by lightman (Buzzed and buggered bath house Barry: the Benghazi bungler.)
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To: marktwain

But if you shoot in some parts of Detroit aren’t the odds good that it’ll be a crook you shoot?


18 posted on 05/25/2013 8:32:32 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

LOL! Random shooting from citizen nets 21 wounded criminals!


19 posted on 05/25/2013 8:40:23 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: marktwain

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.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 8:42:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: marktwain

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)


21 posted on 05/25/2013 9:07:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: cripplecreek

“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)


22 posted on 05/25/2013 9:50:18 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: marktwain
Even though the armed robber had the drop on the armed citizen, the citizen prevailed.

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.

23 posted on 05/26/2013 5:58:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

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.


24 posted on 05/26/2013 7:33:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


25 posted on 05/26/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

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.


26 posted on 05/26/2013 9:33:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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