PREPAREDNESS PAYS OFF: Employee Held At Gunpoint, Draws His Cleverly-Placed Firearm And Shoots Armed Robber

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HOUSTON, TEXAS — A store employee shot and killed a man as he attempted to rob him at gunpoint while he was entering his work Thursday morning.

The employee, who works at Ruiz Cash n Carry in Houston, was walking up to the store with a bag in his hand, ready for his shift. That’s when police say a man came up behind him and put a gun to the employee’s back, demanding cash.

Unbeknownst to the robber, the employee is licensed to carry concealed and happened to have his concealed handgun hidden under the bag. When he saw the opportunity, he turned around quickly to face the robber and fired multiple shots.

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The robber was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The employee was not injured.

Based on the story, it seems that this employee has a history of being prepared with his firearm underneath his bag and ready to go as he’s entering the store. It’s a great way to be one step ahead of the bad guy, and proved to be an important step Thursday morning.

It also shows the importance of carrying with a round in the chamber. Had he had an empty chamber, he likely would not have had time to chamber a round in such a close proximity to the robber.

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