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Robber’s Life Cut Short After Choosing Armed Citizen As Target

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EVANSTON, OHIO — A 16-year-old boy is dead after attempting to rob two contractors doing work on a home.  The first contractor had stepped outside at 11:30 pm and was held at gunpoint while he went to his van parked out front and retrieved his wallet.  A second contractor stepped outside and the armed robber turned on him, attempting to also get his wallet.  This second contractor pulled his handgun and attempted to negotiate.  The boy, according to an account from FOX 19, fired several shots and then the contractor had no choice but to put him down.

Cincinnati police arrived to discover the armed robber was dead.  The contractor that shot the robber was licensed to carry a concealed firearm.  The police briefly questioned the concealed carrier and then released him.

It’s tragic — there’s no doubt about that.  But we’ve seen a nastier trend of teenagers thinking they’re hard because they stole a gun.  A recent case where a utility worker had to defend himself and his coworkers from an armed kid sets that trend in motion.  And we’ve seen another even nastier trend of armed robbers shooting their victims even after the robbery has been completed.  There’s not a single person that relishes in having to take a life — much less that of a youth — but it’s pretty clear from FOX 19’s account that this man was left with little choice.

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Cincinnati police filed no charges against the concealed carrier.  The county prosecutor is going to eventually weigh in on whether or not this will be formally ruled a self-defense case but the preliminary facts seem to weigh pretty heavily in the concealed carrier’s favor.

Be safe at the job site and carry on!

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun…

GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 36 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his CZ-75D PCR in an Alien Gear MOD holster.

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  • Jonathan Porter

    You know Bloomberg will count this as a “child” who died to gun violence. And a reason to ban guns… There is no rational thinking from anti gunners.

  • David Rosier

    I find the headline on the TV screen interesting. Anyone reading that would think the dead person was the victim and not the perp.

  • DB Cooper

    “There’s not a single person that relishes in having to take a life” I don’t know about that. LOL

  • Fed Up

    No trial costs, no jail costs, no “rehabilitation” costs, no parole costs, no future victims…priceless.

  • Das Blade

    I think the man showed great restraint and tried to talk to the kid from what I read here. He could have come out shooting and be in the clear as well. When a gun is pointed at you you have little choice but this man actually let the kid get off a few shots before returning fire. He gave the kid a chance to do the right thing but the stupid kid chose badly.

  • Reptiles Rule The World

    Someone pulls a firearm on you and is attempting to rob you there is no negotiation.
    The concealed carrier is lucky he didn’t die.