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St. Louis Police: Concealed-Carry Permit Holder Fires Shots at Five Men Trying to Rob Him

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Last night, five men attempted to rob another man on the 5200 block of Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis police say.

When the man refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects reportedly pulled out a gun and fired at him.

The victim, however, also had a gun on him -- and began firing back.

Miraculously, it would seem, police report that "no one involved was struck by gunfire."

The incident took place last night around 9 p.m.

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Police say the suspects are five unknown black males.

The victim has a concealed-carry weapons permit, police note.

Here's the full report.

Incident: Robbery 1st, Assault 1st
Location: 5200 block of Goodfellow
Date/Time: 04/08/2013 @ 21:00
Victim: black male
Suspects: 5 unknown black males
The victim stated the suspects attempted to rob him. When he refused, one of the suspects fired a gun at him. The victim, who has a CCW permit, produced a handgun and fired several shots at the suspects. The suspects then fled the scene. No one involved was struck by the gunfire. The investigation is ongoing.

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21 comments
diekirch
diekirch

Megarock: yes, armed robbery is indeed hilarious. With so many reports of armed robbers killing their compliant victims, the victim in this case possibly saved his own life. Good for him.

megarock
megarock

Whole bunch of people with guns. Not a single one qualified enough to actually HIT SOMEONE. Yeah, these are the vigilant justice system we want in St. Louis. People do drive-by's and hit everyone but the intended target. CCW permit holders shooting at criminals and not managing to hit a one but likely could have taken out a few innocent people while the stray bullets went flying astray.

Hilarious on both counts.

jfeezy403
jfeezy403

"If it saves just one life..."

Angela Poeling
Angela Poeling

Concealed carry = show it, shoot to kill. What a moron.

Sean Connelly
Sean Connelly

@ kevin it was divine intervention....just like in Pulp Fiction

Timothy Casey
Timothy Casey

This is why someone would need a magazine with a capacity higher than 8. Those five extra rounds can make all the difference in the world...

Clyde Rhoads
Clyde Rhoads

'No one involved was hit by gunfire'. Looks like a severe case of retraining is necessary. Good on him for thwarting off a robbery, but why carry if you can't hit the target?

Kevin Chapman
Kevin Chapman

interesting . . . all that shooting and no one was hit? back to the range, gentlemen . . .

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller

You mean because "OBAMA IS COMING TO TAKE OUR GUNS!!!!"

Matt Madden
Matt Madden

Did he do something to warrant an invitation to the White House?

Rick Kohn
Rick Kohn

doubtful he'll be invited to the White House anytime soon.

megarock
megarock

@diekirch @megarock It's much funner than hearing crooks get away, victim untouched but three innocent bystanders struck and killed by a CCW gun toter who couldn't hit the broad side of a barn when they were right in front of him. Everyone thinks with a gun at their hip they can instantly turn into Rambo and stop all criminal activity. Nothing is further from reality and that...that's not funny at all. That's life. Hit them in the face with bear spray once and they're not going to see again till they make it to a hospital. Crook in jail. No gun needed. Naw, how much fun would it be to actually STOP a crime? CCW...criminals get away. Didn't solve anything, they will just get the next person.

idiotsbackobama
idiotsbackobama

@megarock Absolutely pathetic. You just don't get it. My goal is to prevent the crime from happening to me and anyone who happens to be with me. My goal is to be able to walk away from any situation. If the "crook just gets the next person", not my problem.  They have the right to carry the same as I do. I'm quite sure the 5 guys would be terrified of your bear spray. Good luck to you. 

You want to talk about people who are qualified to shoot? Look at articles about the empire state building shooting. Crook doesn't get off a round against the 2 cops who were after him. The cops fired 16 shots, hitting the crook 3 times. They also hit 9 bystanders. I go to the range once/wk and can hit the zit on a fly's ass at 50 feet. Keep your bear spray. 

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

@megarock , someone is firing their gun at you, you do not stop and take careful aim as though you are at a firing range. Trained police officers often miss when fleeing flying bullets at them. Should the police be disarmed?

You may want to be the good little victim and not cause harm to others, but others may not be so willing a victim.

Clearly, your opinion is all criminals have a right to not be harmed in commission of their chosen occupation. Some of us think different.

bobF
bobF

@megarock A lot of criminals don't "get away" after attempting to rob a CCW defender. 

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