Robber Points Gun At Family Dollar Store Employees, Unaware Of Armed Customer Behind Him

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

The Blaze:

A suspected robber is dead after allegedly trying to rob a Family Dollar in Dekalb County, Georgia, and ignoring the customer who was armed behind him during the altercation.

The attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday morning when a man walked into the discount store and pointed a gun at two employees.

While one employee was handing over money to the robber, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and witnessed the robber pointing his gun at the employee’s head.

He then pulled his own gun out and shot the robber several times. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four or five other customers were in the store at the time.

The employee who faced the robber’s gun was shaken up by the incident, but was grateful to the customer who foiled the robbery, police said.

“She’s upset. She’s dealing with corporate right now,” Sgt. Lynn Shuler said, “but she’s fine.”

Police say the customer who killed the would-be robber will not be charged with any crime. They are hailing him as a “good Samaritan” for stopping the robbery and possibly saving the lives of many people.

I love a happy ending.  A dead robber, a gun owner who saved the day, and the police just staying out of people’s business.

But it could have turned out differently.  If the cops had showed up when this was going down they would have just shot everybody and let internal affairs sort it out while they were on paid leave.


Comments

  1. On February 18, 2019 at 9:23 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    I’d also point out that he made a good choice to just shoot the guy. I’d wager that many people in that situation would have tried to just get the guy to give up, hoping to not have to fire his gun at all. You know like, “Freeze!” Something right out of TV.

    Of course that would just lead to a Mexican standoff, or a shoot out, wherein innocents would be put at risk.

    So kudos to him for having the mindset needed to take the proper action in a timely manner.

  2. On February 18, 2019 at 9:57 am, Fred said:

    I don’t like scenario driven training. I like skill sets applicable daily life first, and secondarily skill sets applicable to, let’s call it, leaner times. But, when I think; Time To Muzzle On Target this is the image that pops into my head, the line at the dollar store.

    Well done, Sir.

  3. On February 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm, Matt said:

    Good shoot. Happy ending.

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