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2 Thugs Make Run at Auto Parts Store, One Survives

ROSELAWN OH — When a pair of thugs attempted to rob an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, they weren’t counting on someone inside being armed.

And now, one of them is dead.

As FOX 19 reports:

Police said two armed suspects entered a Roselawn O’Reilly Auto Parts around 8:30 p.m.

One of the suspects was shot by a person already inside, they said. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that person, 18-year-old James Hutsell, Jr., in the parking lot.

Fire officials were unable to revive him. Police have not released many details about who the shooter was, or the sequence of events that led up to the shooting.

It is not clear whether or not that armed citizen was an employee or a passerby, or a concealed carrier or not.

Although it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not the citizen was an employee or not, I’d bet dollars to donuts that they are a concealed carrier.

Regardless of what he was, however, I am sure everyone else in the store is grateful he or she was there at the right place at the right time.

Score one for the good guys.

Regardless of the background of the shooter, it’s a powerful reminder:

1. Stay armed when you’re at work, if at all possible.

2. When you’re running errands, stay armed.

In fact, you might want to stay armed whenever conveniently possible — just a thought.

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