Robbery Suspect Shot By 7-Eleven Clerk, In Critical Condition ~ VIDEO

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.

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Bob Irwin

USA –-( WAVY 10 TV on your side reports 06-26-2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police say a suspect robbed the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of Kellam Road. Officers were called to a reported robbery at the convenience store at 1:06 a.m. Saturday.

Police say when they got on scene, they found the would-be robber with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, but now is expected to recover.

The wounded robber has been charged with two counts of robbery and wearing a mask in public. 10 On Your Side dug into his criminal history and found he has been arrested three other times for robberies. He pleaded guilty in 2006 to two counts of robbery.

Records show he was also charged after a home invasion on East Bay Shore Drive in July 2016. He spent several months in jail and then in December, he was allowed to bond out.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s office tells 10 On Your Side that they argued against releasing him on bond, but the judge still granted it.

The “suspect” is scheduled to go to trial on the charges in August.


I wonder how many more crimes he will commit before his scheduled trial. There may be reasons the judge decided to release him despite his record. I wonder if he’ll show up for trial. More on that if I ever find out.

Are Judges in Virginia Beach, Virginia elected?

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.

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Wearing a mask in public is a crime? Too bad Einstein didn’t think to wear a burkha.


When I was a deputy district attorney many years ago I handled three separate cases where a store employee was killed by a robber after he had fully complied with the perps request. In one case the perp came back into the store after first leaving to kill the clerk.

Greg Tag

In Re: 7-Elevens “don’t fight back” corporate policy. This is not an issue of a shoplifter running away with a six-pack of beer. This is an armed robbery, by definition a violent crime, and by bringing a weapon, the felon is declaring his willingness to inflict death or serious bodily harm on anyone who fails to cooperate in any way; cooperation is still not a guarantee of safety. The thug might decide to shoot anyway, even if the victim is cooperative. This is an insurance decision from 7-11’s risk management department. If the clerk is killed by an armed robber,… Read more »

Greg Tag

7-11 is not responsible for the criminal actions of a third party. I’m not a lawyer, but I passed my high school civics and business law; I believe that successfully suing the corporation on the basis of “you didn’t let the clerk carry so a third party shot him so you are responsible” is an impossible legal hill to climb.
As for me, were I to clerk at 7-11, I’d carry anyway and reconcile myself to getting fired if something bad happened. I can always get another job; being boxed up at Restland Cemetery is permanent.


southland corporation, owners of 7-11, lost a $20 million lawsuit several years ago. they are responsible for the safety of their employees. by having a policy of having employees not being able to defend themselves 7-11 assumes liability.

William Taylor

I just wonder how long will it take for the public to recognize these liberal judge and rid them from the court system . This guy deserves along prison sentence without parole. He will be back on the streets doing the same thing. We are all creatures of habit.


No, we need to stop requiring emergency personnel to save them. God has said that there is NO blood guilt for these criminals killed in the act! No bloodguilt is incurred by homicide in self-defense (Ex. 22:1), judicial execution (Lev. 20:9–16), and war (I Kings 2:5–6).


Although a good shoot. Per 7 11 policy the employee will most likely be terminated. They are not allowed to offer resistance or attempt to stop the perp.


Even if their life is threatened! Thanks for the information
and I will no longer shop their.


I don’t see where it says he was shot by an employee. But I didn’t write and am not going to chase left out facts.


Did you even read the Headline?


if I were that enployee I’d not care a whit. A thug like that, coming in armed, may well decide “dead men tell no tales”, and thus “justifying” in his own twisted mind the shooting of everyone in the store as his “exit song’. If the clerk is dead, the clerk can bear no testimony against the perp. Now the clerk is alive and unharmed, and so what if 7 11 fire him? He’s still alive to wake up toorrow and go find another job. Maybe he should sue the family of this dirtbag for his emotional trauma, loss of… Read more »


Well maybe next time, and there will be a next time, he’ll pick on a judge or his/her family,
and receive more than a few days in jail. Hopefully he will be shot in the face and be put
down for good, ridding society of this trash. If the courts won’t do it’s job, it’s up to his next victim.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Guess the dude should’ve picked a more legit line of work – “Are you happy, are you satisfied How long can you stand the heat Out of the doorway the bullets rip To the sound of the beat Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust Hey, I’m gonna get you too Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust There are plenty of ways you can hurt… Read more »


Zackley !