HOUSTON, TEXAS — Back in August, a Texas smoke shop was targeted by an armed robber. The armed robber entered the store, pointed his gun at the clerk and told him it was a robbery. As it turns out, that was a very poor plan. The clerk was armed with a CZ-USA SP-01 Tactical handgun. No sooner than the gun was pointed at him, he began putting rounds down range at the armed robber.
“We have one of those door chimes so I heard the door ding but by the time I looked up,” the clerk told Controversial Times, “he already had his gun pointed at me and said ‘Hands up, n***a’.”
According to Controversial Times, the clerk told Hunter Roosevelt that he took cover and tried to put rounds low on target to try to minimize collateral damage.
“I saw the barrel of the gun, I saw him, and I took cover behind that small bit of wood we have in the store so I could draw my firearm, a CZ-75 SP-01 Tactical, and started firing.”
The robber was hit by a single round to the shoulder as he escaped the premises. The Houston police were notified by the clerk and arrived in short order.
“I called the cops, told them I discharged a firearm in the city of Houston, that it was an armed robbery and they came out.”
Because of the nature of the attack, the clerk hasn’t been charged with any wrongdoing but the case is supposedly still under investigation. There can be a significant delay between a self defensive gun situation and a final ruling by the District Attorney’s office.
In either case, the clerk was determined to not be a victim.
No matter how much we train or prepare ourselves, nothing can come close to being placed into a situation where you have to use your gun to defend your life. This man has lived to tell the tale.
In the state of Texas, a man has the right to defend himself in his place of business and especially against an armed aggressor. We hope for a quick conclusion of any legal challenges presented by this case and, more importantly, hope we’re all as equally prepared to defend ourselves both in and outside our place of business.