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Armed Robber Fatally Shot By Store Owner: What Happens When You Pick The Wrong ‘Victim’

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HOUSTON, TX — A store owner from Houston, Texas was critically injured after an attempted robbery went very, very wrong.

Although the owner wasn’t “the type of person to carry a gun” before, he had so many robberies that he finally decided he had enough.

That’s what happens when you refuse to continue to be a victim.

As ABC 13 reports:

A northwest Harris County store owner is in critical condition after investigators say he was involved in a shoot-out with an armed robber. “He’s not the type of person to carry a gun, but he has to carry a gun because he keeps getting robbed,” explained a family friend.

It happened at Lakewood Food Mart on Cedar Point near Grant Road at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say the 26-year-old male suspect entered the store and shot the owner during a holdup. The owner, who was wounded, grabbed his own gun and shot the robber.

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Both the owner and robber were transported to the hospital, where the suspect died. The owner is recovering from his injury. A family friend said the owner has two young children and a wife.

And this is what can so easily happen when a person is unarmed the first time. If the bad guys find that person again — and they will if a person owns or works at a store — they’ll rob again. From a criminal’s perspective, that makes total sense.

It’s the same thing for gun-free establishments. Having a reputation as a defenseless person or institution isn’t a good thing.

Although this owner was badly injured from the exchange, we are glad that he was willing to take the step that is responsible armament. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Scratch one bad guy.

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About John Falkenberg | View all posts by John Falkenberg

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those…

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those rights and what a gift it is to be in a country that acknowledges their God-given freedoms. His standard concealed carry rig is a Tristar T-100 in 9mm settled comfortably in a Quick Click and Carry Holster made by JM4 Tactical.

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