Kidnapping Victim Shoots And Kills Attacker

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

Kidnapping Victim Shoots And Kills Attacker
Kidnapping Victim Shoots And Kills Attacker
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( WALB-News 10 reports this week (7/2) in DeKalb County, Georgia an armed robbery and kidnapping happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning outside a Shell gas station on Snapfinger Woods Drive.

According to police, two males met on Saturday night at a Shell Food Mart to allegedly hook up for a sex act. At some point during the encounter, one drew a gun and forced the other to withdraw money from a near-by ATM.

When they returned to the Food Mart, the robber became more relaxed and put his gun down. That’s when police say the victim retrieved his own gun from his car. Some details are missing here but apparently the robbery victim then confronted the robber. At some point the robber was shot and killed.

The shooter then called police and explained to officers what happened. Detectives say the shooter is cooperating with the investigation. They say the incident appears to be self-defense and the shooter is not facing charges at this time.

Investigators have not released any information about the suspect who was killed or his identity.


Once the robbery victim had returned to his own car, the smart choice would be to stay there and call the police rather than going back to confront the robber.

Originally the robber was clearly the aggressor and presenting a deadly threat the victim. However, that confrontation ended when the victim left to go to his car.

In the second confrontation, a separate incident, who was the aggressor? Advice? Keep the bad guy under observation and let the cops do their job.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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So…he brought a gun to a sword fight? BA-DUM-PSH

H.K. Latham

Was there actually time for the victim to get in his car and get away? Not enough facts.


Wow, talk about killing the messenger


With all due respect, you weren’t there. Your knowledge of the situation is marginal at best.


You are overlooking the fact that a “sex act” had undoubtedly occurred in the interim, most likely at gun point, Nothing like a forcible rape to cause you to go get your gun and shoot the rapist.

I agree with your ultimate advice – but remember the circumctances.


Some missing details as in the robber was leaving when the “victim” shot him in the back? Or how about, the guy who was shot never robbed the killer, they were getting money from the ATM to pay for the sex and the killer had “buyer’s remorse” and shot the other male (hooker, perhaps) and now is covering his tracks.

Sketchy indeed. Irwin is right and you again, true to form, get a fail.

Wild Bill

With all due respect to Mr Irwin, maybe the second confrontation, a separate incident, was a citizens arrest, and there was no aggressor.


More ridiculous legal advice from non attorney Irwin.