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Woman Who Killed Alleged Robber: I Forgot My Gun Earlier That Day
NBC Philadelphia ^ | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 | David Chang

Posted on 06/24/2014 3:11:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Sharon Doyle forgot to bring her gun to work on Monday. Her decision to go home to retrieve it may have ultimately saved her life.

The 46-year-old store owner returned to Stan’s Health Foods in the Mayfair section of the city later that day. As she continued to work alone, police say a 47-year-old man entered the store with a knife in hand, immediately announcing a robbery.

The man went behind the counter, grabbed the register and threw it to the ground, forcing it open, according to investigators. After grabbing some cash, he allegedly stood up and put his knife to Doyle’s chest.

Unbeknownst to him, Doyle was armed not only with her .38 revolver but also years of law enforcement training. Before becoming a store owner, Doyle worked as a secret service agent in Philadelphia, protecting visiting dignitaries such as President Bush. She’s also a former Philadelphia Police Officer.

“I was in a few different areas of law enforcement,” Doyle said. “For family life it really wasn’t working out quite the way I wanted it to and it led me here.” While she is no longer on the force, Doyle never forgot what she learned. It was that knowledge that she credits with giving her the ability to fight back.

“I just went into a mode like this is what has to be done,” Doyle said. “One of us is walking out of the door and it’s gonna be me.”

Doyle pulled out her weapon and fired, striking the man in the torso. He collapsed to the ground and Doyle called police.

“When police arrived he was behind the counter, unconscious on the ground,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “He still had a $100 bill clutched in his left hand."

The unidentified man, who police say had a lengthy criminal record for burglary, was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 p.m. Police say the shooting was a justifiable homicide and charges will not be filed.

Doyle says she doesn’t regret pulling the trigger.

“It might have saved somebody else because he looked like he was on a mission,” she said. “So, if it wouldn’t have been here, it may have been somewhere else."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: damewitharod
Store Owner Who Killed Alleged Robber Says Police Training, "Guardian Angel" Saved Her

Don't forget your .38.

1 posted on 06/24/2014 3:11:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Excellent outcome!!!


2 posted on 06/24/2014 3:15:27 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice outcome, but it was lucky for her she had such a lengthy former LE career.

Different outcome for a peasant, I would think (charges).


3 posted on 06/24/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway

Dude lost the “Rock, Knife, Gun” game.

:-)


4 posted on 06/24/2014 3:19:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: nickcarraway

A .38 snubbie is a nice weapon at that range. Very nice.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 3:25:34 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: nickcarraway

Just thinking. Why does a small business keep $100 in the register?

We always dropped $100 bills in the safe as soon as we got them. And we were never supposed to have more than five $20’s in the drawer.

Just a bit odd.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 3:26:43 PM PDT by super7man
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing about the perp. Not that it matters, he’s dead and all. The absence of a description leads me to believe it was a Democrat, because if it was a Republican they would have mentioned it in the first sentence.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 3:29:07 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: webheart

And the second sentence. And the third. and the......


8 posted on 06/24/2014 3:30:18 PM PDT by sport
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To: nickcarraway

NICE JOB..one less scum bag walking the streets


9 posted on 06/24/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: webheart

Incidentally, the caption below the video says “gunman”, but I don’t think that applies, unless being shot makes one a gunman. Before he was shot, he was armed with a knife.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 3:31:25 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: nickcarraway

Woo Hoo! Another instant Darwin award winner.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 3:31:40 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: super7man

One of my friends used to own a bar in Las Vegas. They were robbed one night. His wife who ran the register gave the robber a wad of bills. The one on top was a $100, under it was a $20 but all the rest were ones. He thought he was getting a lot of money but not so much.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 3:34:23 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: super7man
We always dropped $100 bills in the safe ... Just a bit odd.

It was a drop $100 - she was a Philadelphia cop after all.

13 posted on 06/24/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: webheart

“Nothing about the perp.”

This is Philly - 99% odds he’s (was) Amish.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway
The unidentified man, who police say had a lengthy criminal record for burglary, was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 p.m. Police say the shooting was a justifiable homicide and charges will not be filed.

FRESHLY DEAD

15 posted on 06/24/2014 3:44:46 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: nickcarraway
The unidentified man, who police say had a lengthy criminal record for burglary

Sameo, sameo. He was probably out on probation or released after having served a reduced sentence - in other words another example of our screwed-up Justice system that recycles these people back into society - and then the public has to do their job for them.

16 posted on 06/24/2014 3:45:52 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: frithguild
It was a drop $100 - she was a Philadelphia cop after all.

Ah, now that makes sense.

17 posted on 06/24/2014 3:47:31 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Osage Orange

Female doctor raped in Philly by illegal immigrant from Central America.
U Of Penn MD raped by SOB that was deported in 2013. Thanks Obama


18 posted on 06/24/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: nickcarraway

Just guessing, but I bet she put one right through his “dog tags”. I seriously doubt that the Secret Service trains its people to shoot to wound.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe he was a “Werewolf of Philly” (Warren Zevon).


20 posted on 06/24/2014 3:59:15 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: BigEdLB

He needed killin. :-)


21 posted on 06/24/2014 4:09:18 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway

why would anyone regret saving their life from someone who would murder them?

idon’t’care if it’s an old fart, a young punk, whatever color, race, man, woman, stupid kid or bunch of thugs, trying to murder me. i won’t have a single regret.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

True story:

When my Mom owned a Quick Stop convenience store a fellow came in, put a knife to my ribs and demanded all the cash in the till.

My brother handed that loser our loot and he beat feet.

When the cops came they noticed a shotgun leaning up against the wall.

We had been shooting earlier and put it there for safe keeping.

Cop asked if it was loaded and we replied it was.

he then laughed and wanted to know why we didn’t shoot the guy.

told him we forgot it was even there.

Cop then asked my Mom if we knew how to shoot.

She laughed and said the guy was lucky “All my kids can shoot and they don’t miss”.

Dude was a lucky bastard, til 30 minutes later when the cops caught them and we I.D.’d him.

cop said next time shoot the guy....

we laugh about that story to this day.

I was 14, my brother was 13...


23 posted on 06/24/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

As I said, “Freshly Dead”


24 posted on 06/24/2014 4:36:51 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

As I said, “Freshly Dead”


25 posted on 06/24/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

LOL!


26 posted on 06/24/2014 4:45:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: frithguild

grin


27 posted on 06/24/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: webheart

Surely the perp was an “aspiring rapper” who was “turning his life around” and a “good boy” who “never caused no trouble.”


28 posted on 06/24/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: nickcarraway

They don’t appear to have a problem identifying her....

Good job! You go, girl


29 posted on 06/24/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Also one less scum bag that the tax payer will not have to support or that some moronic judge will let loose.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 6:32:58 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Hah, funny tag.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: chiefqc

I wish I could say “one less democrat voter,” but it doesn’t seem to work that way.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 6:50:29 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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