Man Tries To Intervene In Armed Robbery: When Drawing Your Firearm Doesn’t Go As Planned
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Two people were shot during an armed robbery that happened at the Quick Pick Food Mart in Milwaukee around 1:30pm Friday.
One of the men shot was a 48-year-old store employee, who suffered a non-life threatening injury. The other, a 38-year-old man who was inside the store, was seriously injured.
That 38-year-old is said to be a concealed carry permit holder, and had apparently engaged the armed robbers.
Details are still sketchy, so we do not know who fired first. This concealed carrier could have pulled his firearm after one of the armed robbers already fired, or he could have pulled his firearm in an attempt to shut things down before any shots were fired.
One thing is for sure; things don’t always go well when drawing your firearm. We cover a lot of ‘concealed carry in action’ stories and while most of them end with success, we need to remind ourselves that it doesn’t always happen that way.
We wish both men a speedy and full recovery, and hope that police are able to find the people responsible for this armed robbery and shooting.