MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — In the middle of last month, two individuals were shot one after the other when an armed robber shot a victim, and then was shot by a witness in return.
Unfortunately, the original victim was not defended quickly enough for his life.
As Local Memphis reports:
Memphis police are investigating after two people were shot late Wednesday night in south Memphis.
It happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of McLemore. Officers arrived to find two people shot. They say an 18-year-old suspect robbed and shot a 24-year-old man. Police say a witness then shot the 18-year-old suspect. The person who shot the suspect is not in custody.
Police say the 24-year-old robbery victim was taken to Regional One, where he died. The suspect is in critical condition at Regional One. Police say this is the 107th homicide for 2017.
Memphis is not one of the safer cities in the United States, and this young thugs did his best to make sure the city kept its poor reputation on that front.
The suspect may only be 18, but he killed a man. He killed a man, and in being shot himself, somehow was able to escape with his own life.
Now, how is that fair?
It isn’t. Obviously.
What can we do about it? Well, we can pay attention to our surroundings. We can be responsibly-armed. If this witness had shot the murderous attacker faster than he had shot the victim, this wouldn’t have been the 107th homicide in the city this year.
Carrying firearms are about exercising your rights, and they are about protecting yourself and your loved ones, first and foremost.
After that, however, using your defensive tool to help the innocent is certainly the next-highest priority.
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