Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.
He was sitting in his car around 3:45 a.m., when an armed suspect, also 28, walked up to his vehicle.
After a brief exchange of words the intended victim, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his gun and fired multiple shots. Police have not released a lot of details but an anonymous co-worker described what he witnessed.
“The (robber) came up to him. He showed him (a gun) and said, ‘you know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened fire on him right then and there.
Another co-worker reported “One of my co-workers was waiting in his car, to clock in, and somebody tried to rob him, I guess he’s just pretty much defending himself. He’s a pretty mellow guy. You wouldn’t even expect him to be able to defend himself like that because he’s very quiet, friendly.”
After the incident, the intended victim ran inside of the Wal-Mart to get help. When authorities arrived, they was pronounced the would-be robber dead on the scene. The incident happened at the Wal-Mart at 3306 N. University Drive in Sunrise.
The Sunrise police department released a statement saying they believe it was an attempted robbery and the deceased was shot in self-defense. The case has been turned over to the state attorney’s office for official determination of charges if any.
The Sunrise police department noted that the robber had no local record but has an extensive criminal history in the northeastern U.S.
Sounds like a clean shooting in every aspect on the criminal court side. Clearly, legally and morally, this is reasonable self-defense.
Walmart’s reaction will prove interesting. They could be sued by the dead guy’s family as the deep pockets for “allowing” their employees to have guns in their cars in the parking lot. Or do they allow that? Can they even control that?
Plaintiff’s lawyers always look for new ways to blame anybody with money or insurance for other individual’s actions. I can almost hear the scribbling on their legal pad from here.
Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
The writer is the owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas and has a gun talk radio show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” Firedup is now on KSHP 1400 am radio from 5 to 6 pm on Thursdays and at the same time also on YouTube “Fired Up with Bob Irwin.