An armed customer recently shot and killed a knife wielding thief who was trying to rob a Tennessee convenience store and took the cashier hostage in the process.
This is another one of those stories the media ignores because it doesn’t conform to the liberal gun control agenda.
WDEF News reports:
More Details About The Armed Robber Who Was Shot And Killed By A Store Customer
EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – East Ridge investigators reveal more about the armed robber who was shot and killed by a customer at a Kangaroo convenience store.
It’s more than 24-hours since a man armed with a knife was shot and killed at the Kangaroo gas station on Ringgold Road, and the identities of the armed robber and customer who killed the robber have yet to be revealed. Capt. Tim Mullinax said there was a good reason why.
“We’ve identified him but we have not made notification to next of kin yet. We’re having a difficult time tracking down next of kin of the person who was shot. Until we do that, we won’t be releasing anyone’s names,” Mullinax said.
East Ridge Police did however confirm that although they had no prior dealings with the robber, he does have a Hamilton County criminal record. They also confirmed surveillance video shows the events inside the store during the robbery, but are not sure if it actually shows the robber being shot. That video won’t be released until the case is cleared. For now, the story goes like this:
The robber entered the store with a knife, stole cash and cigarettes then took a female store clerk hostage as he tried to exit the building.
“They encountered a customer on the front sidewalk. The customer ran back to his vehicle and retrieved a weapon. The suspect who was shot confronted him and he fired at least one round striking him in the body,” Mullinax said. He also went on to say the robber was still holding the woman hostage when he was fatally shot and that the armed customer got lucky.
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When will liberals admit that law abiding citizens armed with guns are a good thing?