Store Clerk Shoots Hold-Up Boy Dead

Bob Irwin dissects the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. What went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from defense with a gun.

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Las Vegas, NV –-( The Fresno Bee recently reports (5/31/2016) in nearby Easton. California, just before 11p.m., a would be robber and an accomplice opened the door to the Jiffy Food Stop store on Elm Avenue just north of Lincoln Avenue.

They pointed guns at the store clerk, who was behind the counter just inside the door.

The clerk drew his own firearm and one of the robbers fired a shot at him but missed. From his position behind the counter, the clerk fired back causing the robbers to flee. Responding Deputies found the robber that fired, dead outside the store with a gun near his body.

According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, there were other customers inside the store at the time but no one was hurt. It’s not known how the accomplice got away from the scene. At least one deputy sped off in a cruiser south from the store in search of the other robber but soon returned to the crime scene.

The dead robber was identified Wednesday by the sheriff’s office as a local 17-year-old. His alleged accomplice was still on the loose.


The clerk, having been fired upon, certainly makes a valid decision that he needs to protect himself and his customers. As he was behind cover already he was in a good position to safely engage.

Calling the cops never works when you are already being shot at. Another example of the common statement, “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away”. Life threatening situations often happen suddenly, keep your firearm within reach.

Another teenage criminal, too young to understand the value of human life, including his own. If Bloomberg and Hillary are right, universal background checks will stop this sort of thing… NOT!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Good shot!!!

The second perp will consider a new career unless they arrest his butt.


I’ll bet a lunch at NY Nathan’s Famous that this ‘boy’ aka CRIMINAL is an ILLEGAL Gang Banger Wanna Be ALIEN.


The only appropriate ending to this situation.


This is the best deterrent to crime. Whenever a perpetrator shoots or threatens someone or runs from a uniformed policeman they should be shot.

Captain america

Universal background checks serve only ONE purpose. That is de facto registration leading to confiscation! That’s why the devilcrats are trying so hard to sell it in America. They’ve long abandoned America for a communistic dream of total power. Once the second amendment rights of citizens is destroyed then he entire constitution would be next in their sights.

Larry Hanson

I don’t get it; didn’t the kid know that it was illegal for him to possess a firearm? Why didn’t that law stop him? Oh wait, he was breaking the law. Never mind…




The incident took place in California where gun laws are VERY restrictive. Goes to the heart of the fallacy of background checks.

Wild Bill

I think that you are on to something, Georganne! The GCA is just another foolish liberal idea that does not prevent crime.


Do you want to be taken serious?


another case of why more laws wont work….


22,000 federal and state laws on the books haven’t stop one criminal yet.


Outstanding. Another career criminal nipped in the bud. Wonder how many future lives were saved by wasting this dirtbag.


What’s this “boy” bullshirt? When he took up arms for nefarious purposes, he technically became an adult. Never forget that William Bonney, aka “Billy the Kid,” killed his first victim at age thirteen.


Hey, when you choose dangerous lifestyles, it comes with the territory.


Sounds like a righteous shooting. As a retiree from our local county criminal justice system, this re-confirms that you never know when you may need to defend yourself with deadly force, and you will usually not be able to rely on anyone else or any law enforcement authority to be there to protect you. So always carry! We always used to laugh when someone would say, “When seconds count the police are only minutes away” because we knew from real life that those were very long minutes and by the time we arrived the deed had already been done. We… Read more »

tom riney

if only we had given him more free stuff, “my baby” would still be alive

Dave from San Antonio

Another episode of… “good guy with a gun” stops “a bad guy with a gun”. Hurray…for the good guy! A story with a happy ending…


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


Because he was a juvenile, we will never know how extensive his criminal record was, but I’d be willing to bet it was a long one.


There is only one way to get rid of a democrap, shoot them when they are committing a crime.