HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — Two armed robbers, who were apparently in the middle of a crime spree, were taken out of commission when one of their next targets was armed and ready to defend.
While in a Publix parking lot, the 23-year-old armed citizen was talking with his mother when two armed men came up to them and announced a robbery.
Police said they are charging 22-year-old Precious Howard and 19-year-old Deangelo Lindsay in the robbery. Lindsay is at Huntsville Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.
During the robbery, Lindsay started to turn his gun toward the 23-year-old man’s mother, Johnson said. That’s when the 23-year-old shot Lindsay.
Lindsay and Howard drove away but the vehicle crashed near the AMC movie theater, Johnson said. The crashed vehicle was reported stolen during a carjacking in Mountain Brook, an affluent suburb of Birmingham, according to police.via al.com
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The pair face quite a few charges, some of which can result in life behind bars. Had it not been for this 23-year-old who decided to carry a firearm for self-defense, these two criminals may not be where they belong; behind bars.
Here is yet another successful self-defense with a firearm story, and it won’t be the last. With more and more people deciding to arm themselves while in public, it should send a clear message to criminals everywhere.