Skip to comments.AR:Suspected Armed Robber Shot and Killed by Pharmacist
Posted on 10/21/2013 5:54:18 PM PDT by marktwain
The pharmacist initially retreated, but when he could retreat no longer, he pulled his own concealed weapon and shot and killed the masked gunman.
Police say the pharmacist is a concealed-carry permit holder.
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The man was frightened, but he was also armed. Once you pull the trigger in a situation like this don’t stop pulling it until the gun is empty.
St. Tray’s bro and Bammy son.
Tav-vell was shot when he donned a mask and pulled a gun on the pharmacist.
Live by the gun, die by the gun.
"...some bad medicine"
Was the robber not just trying to turn his life around? I heard he was an aspiring rapper going to college and just wanted some sinus medicine.
Sadly, this pharmacist will suffer... after all he put five years into college to help people, trust me, there’s a great deal of altruism in the medical industry. Sad it came to this. Better that he went home to his family, but a sorry stste of affairs that this is what it took.
Pharmacist just saved taxpayers over 1 million dollars in prison costs. Thanks
And to think it happened in Dumas to a dum-ass.
Bad advice, sir. You stop shooting once the attacker no longer presents a threat. As I was advised by an instructor at NRA headquarters, once the man starts falling, stop. Otherwise, you can be charged with second-degree murder.
The NRA man never had a guy shot once get back up and attack him again.
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
I agree with the first sentence, but I think it gets a little more complicated after that.
Time seems to slow down for a lot of people when in a life and death situation. People can often empty a gun faster than it takes a person to fall down.
Do not shoot a man who no longer can hold a weapon, but realize that people can take a lot of punishment and keep on fighting.
It is pretty common to run a gun dry without even realizing how many shots were fired.
Then you shoot him till he falls again.
Also, you don’t want to waste bullets that may be needed for a second or third bad guy.
“Even the police are trained to put two in the chest, and one in the head.”
Not from what I’ve seen and read in NYC.
Does he have to fall up a flight of stairs too?
Home of the Ding Dong Daddy.
Died for Skittles and Iced Tea for his little brother....
To be more specific. You stop shooting when the threat is neutralized. A man can fall still clutching a firearm and then kill you with it.
Horse manure. You shoot until the perp is on the ground and CLEARLY no longer a threat. Then you keep your gun trained on him, quickly glance around for accomplices, and kick away any weapons that may be near the perp. I'm not saying you then put a bullet in his head or anything, but you don't just stop shooting when a perp starts to go down. He may be reaching for his ankle piece.
What kind of NRA instructor did you have?
If necessary, yes... ;-)
Do we get the Pee/resident weighing in on this in a few days after it is clear whether he can further destroy relationships between blacks and creepyazcrackers?
I direct your attention to the point I made: you stop shooting once the attacker no longer presents a threat—that would preclude a situation in which he is falling and yet reaching for and aiming his gun (I thought that was understood). Of course, you would fire again at that point.
Yes, I know the rest of the drill about securing the area and checking for accomplices.
I directed this to the gentleman who said you empty your gun on the perp. Any CSI could tell from the angle in which your shots penetrated the attacker what position he was at at that time.
P.S. The NRA instructor was a staff member who participated in training sessions for people obtaining their CC permits. He gave me private lessons. I think I’ll take his advice over yours.
A postscript to the rest who jumped on my statement:
Note that I said when the attacker NO LONGER POSES A THREAT. As I said in the previous post, of course, if he is getting ready to shoot you as he goes down, he’s still fair game.
And, I say again, if you empty your gun on the man as he’s lying helpless on the ground, the DA will put you before a grand jury and your hide has a good chance of ending up on the barnyard wall.
For those who suggest shooting someone on the ground: Does anyone remember Jerome Ersland?
“Note that I said when the attacker NO LONGER POSES A THREAT. As I said in the previous post, of course, if he is getting ready to shoot you as he goes down, hes still fair game.”
People also realize that a person who is on the ground can still kill you.
It always comes down to whether a reasonable person in the situation, knowing what they knew, would have felt that they were under a deadly threat.
I think we are all pretty much dancing around the same theme here.
What I was trying to clarify is that you cannot assume that just because a person is going down, that they are no longer a threat. People like to have black and white answers to these situations, but the real world is a lot more complicated than that.
The Jury decided that the man that Ersland shot was no longer a deadly threat to him. The fact that he was on the ground was only one part of the equation.
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