Victim’s Husband Shoots Robber Dead During Holdup
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — A husband did what any good husband would do when he found his wife to be in danger; he grabbed his gun and ran towards the threat to save his wife.
Local news reports on the heroic actions;
Donna Quiles is the property manager of apartments on Netherland Drive. Quiles said a man man started knocking on doors, threatened a woman he saw outside and held her at gunpoint.
“Her husband happened to be upstairs when he heard the commotion downstairs because she was saying ‘please don’t shoot me,’” said Quiles.
She said the victim’s husband, a soldier, shot and killed the suspect. Police confirmed Quiles’ account on Thursday afternoon.
It was later determined that the man killed, 51-year-old Jerome A. Allen, was carrying a pellet gun and not an actual gun. Regardless, he did a stupid thing and he won a stupid prize.
The couple was obviously upset after the incident and declined to speak with reporters who knocked on their door.
Can you blame them?
No charges have been filed at this time, and based on the story, we don’t anticipate seeing any charges in the future.
This goes to show that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy — who may or may not have a real gun — but that doesn’t mean that a serious threat isn’t present.