Florida Gas Station Robber Shot in Self-Defense

Armed Gas Station Attendee Shoots Robber.Police say that at around 9:20 PM, a robber entered the Chevron gas station in Cocoa, Florida and pointed a handgun at the manager while demanding money.

The manager reportedly grabbed his own gun from below the counter and fired in self defense, striking the criminal and causing him to flee to the parking lot, where he collapsed.  Police are said to have arrived to find a suspect laying the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

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The suspect was airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.  Neither the gas station manager nor any other innocent people were harmed.  Speaking about this self defense shooting, Police Spokesperson Officer Barbara Matthews reported stated “He absolutely had the right to defend himself.”

Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when a criminal robs them, even if they fully cooperate with the criminal’s demands.  The same is true for those who try to run from the robber. Read more

Source: Self-Defense Examiner

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