Robbery Victim Resists and Shoots At Suspect

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Robbery Victim Resists and Shoots At Suspect
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- The Dover Post in Dover, Delaware reports last week (8/11/2016) that at about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, two men were walking on Ridgely Street when another man came up to them, pulled a handgun and demanded their property.

The men resisted by fighting with him and the robber then fired several shots at them. One of the two victims was legally carrying his own firearm, shot back and the suspect, not surprisingly, ran away. He was arrested a short time later by police.

There were no injuries reported. The suspect was identified by Dover Police Department spokesman as a local 18 year old. He is charged with two counts each of first-degree robbery and first-degree reckless endangering as well as single counts of possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

The suspect has been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on $180,000 bail.

Comments:

Being armed saves the day again!

Marksmanship under the speed and stress of a real gunfight is almost always a problem and certainly shows up in this case.

The cure is practice and more practice. Work on silhouette targets at a distance of 3 feet or less. That’s the likely distance you will find an actual bad guy. Wearing your normal everyday clothing, draw your gun from its regular carry position and fire as you are backing away from the target. Just as you will be doing in a real confrontation.

Try for practice at least once a week until you can hit 3 quick shots to center mass on the target every time! Repeat as needed to keep your skills up.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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H.K. Latham

Backing away should be the last resort. Better to move at another angle if possible.

MamaLiberty

Practice as many different possible scenarios, and do mental imaging of them in your dry fire routine. Dry fire and range practice drawing and shooting is so important – whether you carry concealed or not. Being able to hit the bulls eye on a target every time means nothing if you can’t draw your gun and get it into action when needed. It is impossible to predict just what will happen, so the more different possibilities you practice the better, based on the situations you have around you. Do you scan your surroundings frequently, out to at least 20 feet?… Read more »