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.
The business owner, told media that he and two of his employees were just blocks away at a fast-food restaurant. An internal automatic video system notified his fiancé and she called him.
When the owner arrived, he turned on the lights and rushed to the business.
He found a person wearing a black hoodie and backpack and chased him outside. An employee was waiting outside while the owner searched inside for the suspect
The suspect was running to a vehicle parked nearby when he was stopped by the employee, a concealed carry permit holder. He ordered the suspect to the ground at gunpoint. The intruder complied and asked them not to shoot him.
“We’re very satisfied with what happened,” said Ashwaubenon Public Safety Capt. Jody Crocker. “The situation here was that the burglar could’ve gotten away. The concealed carry holder did exactly what he should do. This was a felony in progress. He also complied with officers as soon as they arrived and did everything right. Conceal carry holders are trained on how and when to use their weapons, and this outcome could not have gone better.
Police have identified the suspect as a 31-year-old male from Minnesota. He was wanted there on a burglary warrant.
According the new criminal complaint, he faces three counts: Burglary of a building, theft and obstructing an officer.
A store owner and an armed employee are able to catch and arrest a burglar. Another jerk is off the street. I applaud their courage!
That said, a thousand things could have gone wrong here. Try, really try not to do this. Call 911 and wait for the police. They have the tools, body armor and dogs to search the building safely.
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 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 appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.