30 Something Guy Defends Himself with Gun, Robber Dead

Robber Dead : Steven Hurston, 19, was shot and killed on March 26, during what the shooter said was an attempted robbery. Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.
Robber Dead : Steven Hurston, 19, was shot and killed on March 26, during what the shooter said was an attempted robbery.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- In Tennessee recently a 30 something guy arranged to meet a woman online. Apparently they met in person and decided to go back to her place.

From the Times Free Press:

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed just after midnight Saturday while apparently attempting to rob another man at gunpoint.

Steven Hurston was dead when officers arrived at 1600 Hamill Road at about 12 a.m., according to police.

The person who shot Hurston, 30-year-old Joshua Smith, told police that Hurston tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Smith said that he’d arranged to meet a woman online at a duplex on Hamill Road. He said he got out of his car and was walking to the duplex with the woman when Hurston came out from beside the duplex, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

Smith told police he refused to hand over his money and instead shot Hurston.

Investigators are still working to confirm the details of the case, according to police.

Hurston is the eighth person to be killed in Chattanooga so far this year. On Thursday, a 34-year-old restaurant worker was found strangled to death in the motel where she was living on 23rd Street.


The criminal was found dead when officers arrived at the complex. This will likely be determined to be a justifiable shooting.

Perhaps the woman set up the robbery or perhaps not, but that has no bearing on whether the shooting was justified. Legally however, if she set this up, she could be charged with the robbers’ murder under the felony murder rule! There may be way more to this story.

That being said; If someone points a gun at you demanding money, your life is clearly in danger, BANG!

Read more here.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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The writer is the owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas and has a gun talk radio show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin

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Looks like Hillary has 1 less voter. I wonder how many times he would have voted.


He would have voted (not early but often) until his lips got tired from reading the directions.


1600 Hamill Road, TN is an Animal Hospital; I don’t see any housing even close


Stupid is, what stupid does Jenny…


Must be the wrong photo because “dem’s people” don’t commit crimes; dease live matter!


Did the robber have sagging pants?


Another son of the maoscumunist. “Black Lives Matter”?


Thank God for an accurate aim and little loss of taxpayer money.

Tom C.

I don’t find a lot of sympathy written here for him. Remember they are only 13% of our total population. How can they contribute all the grief and trouble they do? Most are on the govt. give away programs and they have all the time in the world to create mischief.

Peter Hammond

Was he wearing a black lives matter t-shirt?


He was a gentle giant that had a college scholarship.


An’ he wuz gonna take sum computer $#!t in collidg, an’ mebbe become da next Bill Gates, yuknowahmsayin?

Matt in Oklahoma

My baby wasn’t do nuffin


Another one of Obama’s sons goes to meet his maker. Yee Haw!


Bad parenting , this is your life , this is you being stupid for the last time.


Eight? Memphis already had 60 murders by the end of March this year. Rate per capita is 64% higher than Chicago.

Gene Ralno

Not enough good guys with guns in Chicago.


Another ‘young black man’ goes down ! Yawn….