Armed Samaritan Shoots Robber who Wounded Woman Store Owner

Armed Samaritan Shoots Robber who Wounded Woman Store Owner
Armed Samaritan Shoots Robber who Wounded Woman Store Owner

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, 16 March, about 2 p.m. in Aurora, Colorado, an armed robber victimized a small grocery run by an Ethiopian immigrant. In the barber shop next door, the barbers heard a scream, then a shot, then two more shots. One of the barbers grabbed his gun and went out the door. Outside he entered into a gunfight with the robbery suspect. From the portrayal of the other barber, it appears the armed Samaritan used cover and concealment.  Several shots were fired. The armed robbery suspect was wounded and ran off.

Video of interview from the scene

From auroragov.org:

It is believed that the female victim is the owner of the grocery store and that she sustained her injuries during a robbery of the business. The female was transported to a local hospital where she currently remains in serious but stable condition.

During the investigation, officers determined that a Good Samaritan confronted the robbery suspect outside of the grocery store and the Good Samaritan shot the suspect. The suspect then fled the area.

A short time later, officers made contact with an adult male who was suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of South Joliet Street and East Garden Drive. Officers believe that the male was the robbery and shooting suspect who had fled from the area of the grocery store. The male was placed in custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Barber (not the Armed Samaritan) in the video told the interviewer that the suspect fired at the Armed Samaritan. That tidbit is in the video, but not in the transcript.

From ijr.com:

James Sagere, who works at a barber shop next to the grocery store, told Denver 7 the good Samaritan, who is a co-worker of his, and sprung into action as the events unfolded.

“He’s a hero. He’s a hero,” he said. “If it wasn’t for him being here, I don’t know how that could have ended up. I’m not sure if one of us could have got hurt.”

This screenshot from the video shows the car behind the robbery suspect during the gunfight. Notice the bullet holes are in a relatively small area. A car is pretty good at stopping pistol bullets. The armed Samaritan barber was not just spraying and praying. Those were aimed shots. The distance appears to be about 50 feet, nearly from one side of the parking lot to the other.

This screenshot from the video shows the car behind the robbery suspect during the gunfight. Notice the bullet holes are in a relatively small area.
This screenshot from the video shows the car behind the robbery suspect during the gunfight. Notice the bullet holes are in a relatively small area.

After the gunfight, the barbers performed first aid on the victim in the grocery store. They placed a tourniquet on her leg. Current practice has gone back to recommending tourniquets to stop the bleeding. At the hospital, the victim was said to be in serious but stable condition.

The police are still investigating, but the use of the term “Good Samaritan” is a good sign. No charges have been brought against the Armed Samaritan.

An armed suspect with a gun is a deadly threat. A decent shot with a pistol can hit man sized targets to 100 yards, easily. In Panama, at the 100-yard range in Gamboa, I could place bullets on a metal gong with my Colt Woodsman over 90% of the time, firing one-handed, standing. It was an 18″ target.

When an armed suspect has a firearm and is capable of firing back, they are a deadly threat. That usually makes the use of deadly force justified.

In this case, the suspect was wounded and collected by the police. Maybe a crime spree was stopped at the beginning.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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David Hogg–should be David HOG! Ever notice that the people with really crap names act like people with really crap names? The correlation is incredibly tight. Check out how democrat congressman Adam “Schiff” acts to cause problems–bet he had lots of fun in school with that name–when said quickly. There are a bunch of them on the left–ugly people, ugly names and ugly outlooks.

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Good job by the Good Samaritan! Good article except for one of the last paragraphs, what a crock! “An armed suspect with a gun is a deadly threat. A decent shot with a pistol can hit man sized targets to 100 yards, easily. In Panama, at the 100-yard range in Gamboa, I could place bullets on a metal gong with my Colt Woodsman over 90% of the time, firing one-handed, standing. It was an 18″ target.” I believe I’m a decent shot, but there’s no way I’m EVER going to hit 90% at 100 yards two-handed, let alone one-handed. I’m… Read more »

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Old Soldier, Guess again. Don’t place your personal limitations or skill set on other folks. Placing a pistol shot on an 18″ target at 100 yards is a relatively simple task with good ammo, and accurate pistol and a person that knows what a front sight looks like. Grand Master PPC shooters regularly shoot in the 1490’s (out of 1500) at a target with a 2 1/2x 2 3/4 inch bullseye. Don’t challenge one of them to shoot you for “pink slips” at 100 yards at an 18″ target. I used to do demos at the LE academy with a… Read more »

Hardy Spires
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Hardy Spires

If David Hogg had been there he would have talked the robber into giving up his gun and giving the money back too. All he would have had to do was tell him that guns are bad and they are against the law to use in a robbery. He is such a wonderful young man. The teachers would have given him the next day out of school to recite his story of being a hero on CNN.

Jerry S.
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Jerry S.

Love the sarcasm……..hahahahahaha

Longhaired Redneck
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Longhaired Redneck

+++1000!!!!!!!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Or perhaps the shooter would have done everyone a favor.
Every time I look at that picture all I see is pure hate .
Perhaps he is in the same frame of mind as the shooter .

Jap
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Jap

Nice grouping! It’s a pity the grub was only wounded as this means that he was like any wounded animal,,,dangerous.
Personally, I hope that the good guy with the gun gets a medal from the state government for what he has done and that this will act as an incentive to other good people to stop the spread of evil.

conrad
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conrad

I thought we were told not to shoot people who are running away.
It looks like it can be a rewarding experience, but now I’m confused.

Tionico
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Tionico

tis capture of the hit suspect may well lead to the solving of other such crimes in the area.

He looks pretty young, anyone else suppose he’s too young to be carrying concealed? Any chance its a stolen gun, and/or he’s a felon in possession?

Gigs like this don’t just pop up overnight This seems the next step along a very familiar road to more holes…. and eventually a big one.. in the ground.

Richard
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Richard

Any hole in the robber is a good hole!

191145
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191145

Looks like .45 holes !