APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Fresh out of prison, 20-year-old Keon Bailey, of Lancaster, was shot and killed by a jewelry store owner after an attempted armed robbery. As it turns out, he’s also wanted in connection to a 10 day crime spree that left two dead.
According to investigators, Bailey was wanted in connection with a donut shop robbery, a home invasion, and a double homicide prior to attempting to rob the jewelry store.
The double homicide, which was suspected to have occurred in vicinity of March 1st, left an elderly couple in their 90s dead. This occurred less than a week after Bailey had been released from the California penal system. According to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, investigators had also identified Bailey in his follow-up robberies of a donut shop and another person’s home.
This guy is a dyed-in-the-wool criminal. And unfortunately, there’s just no reasonable way to broker a peace with that sort of person. Thankfully, one law abiding gun owner was willing and able to stand up to a man that obviously thought nothing of murdering an innocent old couple. ABC 7 tried to interview the jewelry store owner, who is described as someone of gentle demeanor, due to the shock of having to take another person’s life.
No matter how bad the bad guy is, a good guy isn’t going to have an easy time when faced with that type of situation. It’s a thing we keep reiterating in the concealed carry community because despite taking our responsibility to defend ourselves, our family, and our property — sometimes reality is going to call us to task on that. This man did a good job and the police are understandably supportive of him in their investigation.