Skip to comments.Video: Gunman invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder
Posted on 03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Another story crosses our desk, courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I’ve gone through a few reports of this story and it’s still not clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly wasn’t to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that’s when he ran into Marlo Ellis.
One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.
Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred when Dallas County resident Kevin Mclaughlin entered Dollar General reportedly waving a pistol in the air, Huffman said. Mclaughlin then ushered a group of people inside the store into a break room.
It appears that once the cashier got inside the break room, a customer that was walking into the break room shot the individual, the white male, with the pistol, Huffman said. There was only one shot fired and that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance.
District Attorney Michael Jackson confirmed the customer who reportedly shot Mclaughlin was Orrville resident Marlo Ellis.
Huffman said Ellis used his own weapon in the incident.
In a refreshing change of pace, Ellis is even being identified by local media using the H word.
Law enforcement officials are calling Marlo Ellis a hero in the wake of Thursdays shooting at the Dollar General in Orrville.
Dallas County Sheriffs Department chief deputy Randy Pugh said McLaughlins motive is still unclear, but the death appeared to be a case of self-defense.
We dont know what would have happened, but we know what could have happened, Pugh said. We see every indication that the shooting was a case of self defense.
One shot fired, one suspect down and no other injuries. The suspect was dead at the scene. Not to be too glib, but that’s what I call gun control.
District Attorney Michael Jackson described why Ellis was within his rights.
In Alabama you have the right of self defense of yourself or of a third party. So when the perpetrator went in there with a gun, waving the gun, anybody in there had the right to use deadly force. So that’s what happened and he actually was a Good Samaritan in this situation.
Not a lot more to say on this one, so we’ll close with the video from the local media.
Armed robbery in the South doesn’t exactly seem like a career enhancer to me.
Good story, thanks, SAF
Kevin McLaughlin walks into a Dollar General waving pistol, and is shot by Marlo Ellis (suspected of rape in a separate case) ... you be the judge.
Love the happy ending but I hate being suckered with the word “VIDEO” and it’s not a video of the crime but a video of talking heads and stock footage. I want to watch the surveilance video.
If people in these neighborhoods were smart, they'd do some self-policing to keep the thugs from scaring stores like this away.
There's this other one too....
- Roll Tide -
Where’s the video?
All I see are talking heads rehashing what happened..No video...
There is no video of this incident...
I sure am glad they went out of their way to specify "the white male." I'm sure they would have done they same had he been black, mexican, native american, etc.
We've come to expect that it's a Black guy if they don't specify.
If he's Black and they say so, then they're racists.
Thanks, I think like you do.
Thanks for saving me the frustration of the click.
For some weirdness, here is the obit of the decedent.
Which is how we get Moochelle’s “food deserts.”
Nice how they went after Ellis at the end.
We could discuss other mottos if you have a second for me to run them by you.
One shot, DRT, Marlo is a hero! No need for extra range time there.
His hobby of hunting, indeed!
After reading the obituary, this all sure seems odd, but I guess that had to have been several witnesses.
Here's the link regarding Marlo Ellis .
January 17, 2014 according to the video.
Alabama has a big gun rights group called “BamaCarry” on Facebook. Good group of open carry individuals.
The “AGR” (Alabama Gun Rights) group on the other hand is lead by a elitist (George) that thinks you should have to buy a permit to carry your guns in cars (like all the surrounding states have a right to do). So the BamaCarry group seems to be growing while the AGR group seems to be shrinking. Constitutional carry for all should be shouting from the rooftops along with the message of the One who gave us our rights to protect ourselves.
when you shoot a white thug, media and libs will say “hero”.
whe you shoot a black thug and you’re not black, you’re racist.
that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance
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Decent line for a newspaper (especially in view of recent reporting).
“They” cite the legality of ‘Self Protection’ but I still wonder how it would have played out if I had been in Ellis’ shoes....I am a VA CC but it is kind of ‘murky’ whether VA Permits are ‘allowed’ in AL.
Would ‘yesterdays hero’ turn into tomorrows ‘villain’ had I acted as Ellis did?
Yes, I would have been in that store armed (for just the reason stated in the above incident).
ALL these states want all the other states to ‘recognize’ their same sex marriages, benefits packages etc. Based on their rules as to being Sovereign etc etc
States like VA etal should demand states like NY etal should recognize VA’s Sovereignty in the issuance of Concealed Carried Permits.
VA tried to pass a bill this year that would allow ALL permits from ALL states be recognized, with complete reciprocity....Our newly HATCHED all D top 3 Offices and D controlled Senate ‘tabled it’....
Of course that is no excuse for it not being ‘passed’ in any of the 4 years prior when it was all R in the above categories.
The new Clinton er McAuliffe admin has already tried to torpedo the concealed carry in automobiles but that also got ‘tabled’....
LOL - I caught that one too. Who knows, maybe the New York Times and the rest of the liars in the MSM will put this one on the front page... And if anyone in the MSM thinks we're going to stand with some criminal JUST BECAUSE he's white, they've got another thing coming... it ain't gonna happen. Black rubbish or white rubbish... when it's a criminal it's trash.
I saw a t-shirt the other day that said(something like): "I'd rather be #2 based on skill than #1 on an accident."
Regardless, you're correct....War Eagles!!
-—— the white male,——
racist hate journalism
Added the keyword, “armedcitizen,” to this thread.
Love the happy ending but I hate being suckered with the word VIDEO and its not a video of the crime but a video of talking heads and stock footage. I want to watch the surveilance video.
It’s fraud against my free time.
I’ll remember not to trust the source.
Hmmmm........Question: .........how many hours before we hear relatives of the perp saying “buh, buh but he was just beginning to get his life back together?”
thanks for the link