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.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- KCRA TV-3 (NBC) reports 01-02-19 in Loomis, California, an incident began around 8:25 in the evening. A male and female pair of shoplifters were spotted stealing from a Raley's store by a security officer.
“When they left, the officer confronted them in the parking lot. There was an altercation where the 25 year old male suspect pulled a knife out,” Lt. Andrew Scott of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
That suspect then tried to stab the (apparently unarmed) security officer. The officer was able to wrestle the suspect to the ground forcing the weapon out of his hand.
The knife fell to the ground, feet away from the men. The male suspect told his 23-year-old female accomplice to stab the officer. She picked up the knife and began moving toward the officer
At that moment an armed citizen (a CCW holder) who happened to be nearby, pulled out his gun and ordered the female to “Drop it!”
The female immediately complied, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies then arrived at the scene and arrested both suspects.
The male was booked on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy; the female was booked on charges of robbery and conspiracy, the Sheriff's Office said.
Pointing a firearm at someone attempting to stab a Security Officer, (or anyone else) is certainly reasonable.
Another incident where an armed citizen is able to prevent a severe injury to another by being in the right place at the right time. The value of the stolen property was about $50.
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 KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.
As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob frequently appears as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.