Man Shot And Killed After Refusing To Give Up Jewelry To Armed Robbers

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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK — A father was gunned down as he sat in his car during an armed robbery. He resisted the robbers, not wanting to give up his jewelry that they were after.

Joel Vasquez, 28, was shot about 6:30 a.m. on July 22 when he was confronted while sitting in his car just down the block from his Sherman Ave. home in Inwood.

Since the shooting, three people have been arrested. Police are still looking for one man who they believe was at the scene.

Complying during a robbery can get you killed as well, and it comes down to a number of factors as to the correct response. And most of the time, the correct response may never be known.

Vasquez made the decision to resist and it cost him his life, a sad reminder of how violent some criminals can be.

Pay attention to your surroundings, utilize methods of self-defense, and know beforehand if you’re willing to fight or not, depending on the situation.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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