Tenant Shoots One of Two Robbers with His Own Gun

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Tenant Shoots One of Two Robbers with His Own Gun
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- The News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro.com) reported recently (8/19/2016) The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office has determined that the death of a man who was shot multiple times last month was justified.

That 27 year old was shot while robbing a victim on July 13 2016, said the chief assistant district attorney. He said the deceased was with a co-conspirator at the time of the shooting. That second subject, age 26, is now facing charges in the robbery.

Investigators have said the two went to some apartments on Guilford College Road about 9:45 p.m. to commit a robbery. The pair didn’t know the victim, but the robbery wasn’t random. Greensboro police said that a male victim at the address was robbed and beaten in front of his family.

Both men accused in the robbery had weapons and the 26 year old is accused of pulling out a gun while the 27 year old robber went through the victim’s pockets. The victim was pistol whipped but during the struggle managed to grab the 27 year old robbers weapon.

He then shot that robber six or seven times with that subjects own gun.

The DA said “When acting in self-defense, you’re allowed to use deadly force. The victim was just acting in self-defense.”

The 26 year old defendant then ran from the apartment but was arrested a week later. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon. He was also served with prior warrants for interfering with emergency communications and simple assault. He has since been charged with several probation violations.

He is currently jailed on a $360,000 bail.


It’s easier to defend yourself if you bring your own gun to the fight. The only question here was the victim firing 6 or 7 shots. That’s not a problem in the midst of the physical fight especially after being pistol whipped.

Nobody counts rounds in a real gunfight. This is absolutely a good shoot all the way.

Advice: keep a gun in your home so you don’t need to borrow the bad guys.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Under criminal statutes in most states, the surviving conspirator should be charged with murder in the first degree, since someone (even a criminal accomplice) died during the commission of a felony. Will the authorities push for this? Who knows? It sometimes depends upon ethnicity of the suspect, I hate to say.


So what is his ethnicity?


I don’t know, but there are separate standards in prosecutions, as you well know. He is most likely a Scandinavian, since they are so much in the news concerning crime (sarc) As George Orwell wrote, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


You know, they (the media) never mention race when they (the criminals) are Scandinavian! :^)


I call them “LameStream EneMedia” or “Amerikanski Novosti.” We have become more Soviet than the new Russian Federation!


I’ll lay high stakes at very long odds both handguns in possession were obtained illegally and/or in possession of a felon/prohibited person, and/or were carried concealed without the mandated Mother May I Card. Three firearms charges need to be added, and likely a fourth, possession of stolen firearm. WILL the prosecutor investigate and appropriately charge on these counts as well? WHY are they so reluctant to add the gun law violations charges?

Oh, forgot one more…. possession of firearm with intent to do harm.

Shane mccubbin

Thank God he lived to tell the story. And yes that story is a reminder to us all get you’re concealed and carry and protect yourself and family. I’m glad I live in a state (missouri) that finally just passed the right to carry without a ccw.


you don’t need a Mother May I Card to have/carry a handgun within your own residence.


That tenant should live ‘rent free’ for a year!

Dr. Jim Clary

I do love a story with a happy ending….. especially during my morning coffee break.