Pastor’s Wife Shoots Armed Robber as He Beat the Pastor

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Pastor’s Wife Shoots Armed Robber as He Beat the Pastor
Bob Irwin
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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Fox News reports last week (9/16/2016) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Police say a pastor’s wife pulled out a gun and shot an armed man who was trying to rob her and her family.

The Pastor, his wife and 12-year-old son were returning home when they were approached by a man armed with what appeared to be a rifle Thursday night.

Police say a struggle began when the man demanded the pastor’s wallet and hit the pastor on the head with the weapon. Police say that’s when the pastor’s wife pulled out her licensed gun and yelled “drop the weapon” several times.

The Pastor told WPVI-TV “everything was like lightning for a minute.” (I imagine the hit to the top of the head left him a little dazed.)

He says he told his wife to shoot the suspect and she did hitting the robber in the leg. The suspect was apprehended. His “rifle” turned out to be a nail gun dressed up with black tape.

The robber was treated for his wound and jailed. The shooting is under investigation.

Comments:

Nice! While the robber is distracted the wife pulls her CCW pistol and saves the day.

A great example of why you should always carry your defensive firearm. Perhaps the leg shot was intentional or perhaps poor marksmanship under the speed and stress of the incident.

It worked out either way. The victims are OK and the bad guy is in jail! Perfect!

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Brian

She was mighty lucky. Sounds like she got some of that TV firearms training. If the bad guys got a weapon, shot first then give him a chance to put it down. Giving the bad guy a chance to put down the weapon before you shoot is a great way to get shot and lose the fight.

SuperG

Hmm, I think the sequence was inadvertently reversed. “Police say that’s when the pastor’s wife pulled out her licensed gun and yelled “drop the weapon” several times.”
…Shoot first, then yell drop the weapon. 🙂