NC: Armed Victim, Armed Samaritan, Police, Stop Crime Spree ~ VIDEO

Opinion

Screenshot from WCNC video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- An armed victim, armed Samaritans, and the police all worked together to arrest young, violent, criminal suspects and stop a crime spree in Charlotte, N.C.

The details of the events are recorded in the reporting of WCNC, but they take some careful reading to untangle.

It probably started on January 29th. That is when the car the criminals used in their crime spree was reported stolen. We do not know the precise time the offenders stole the white Toyota Camry they used in their crimes.

Early in the morning of 4 February 2020, at about 4:30 a.m.,  two suspects tried to break into a vehicle at Otter Creek Drive.  The husband of the woman who owned the car told police two suspects had fired shots at him as they drove away in a white Toyota Camry.

About 20 minutes later, it is believed the same suspects attempted an armed robbery/carjacking at Clems Branch Drive. A masked suspect threatened a driver. This victim was armed. He fired at the suspect who ran from the scene. The white Toyota Camry drove off.

A white Toyota Camry was spotted by the police moments later. The driver refused to pull over. The pursuit led to Bevington Place, where the driver crashed the white Toyota Camry into a tree. It appears to have been totaled. The police arrested the driver at the scene. At this point, the police found the white Toyota Camry had been stolen.

Roughly an hour and a half later, the police responded to a call of a shooting just off Lancaster Highway, on Meyers Mill Lane. A 17-year-old had reportedly attempted to steal a car from a woman. The woman had surrendered the keys when the woman's husband came out and started to wrestle with the subject, who was armed.

Neighbors heard the commotion and surrounded the armed suspect. Some of the neighbors were armed.  (The transcript says “a neighbor”. The video says “neighbors”.) One armed Samaritan ordered the suspect to drop the gun. When the suspect refused, the neighbor shot him. The wounded suspect was transported to the hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Captain Wagner was reported to state he believed all the crimes were connected.

The first suspect arrested was an adult teen who was already a convicted felon.

It is highly likely this was not the first violent felony the 17-year-old second suspect was involved in.

There were many victims of these violent criminals. Remember the owner of the white Toyota Camry. They have lost their vehicle, and face many hours of difficulties in recovering some of what they have lost.

This is not the first time I have read of criminals being confronted by more than one armed member of the public during a crime spree.

As more and more people have and carry firearms for defense, it is understandable that criminals find themselves on the wrong end of a firearm more often. It is reasonable to believe this would result in a falling crime rate, at least for violent crimes.

Professor John Lott's work shows a statistical correlation between increased numbers of people with carry permits and a decrease in violent crimes.



About Dean Weingarten:

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 retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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chiefton
chiefton
9 months ago

NC has open carry and a ton of CCW licensed firearm owners. The police, other than Durham, fully support the carry laws. Durham has a flaming liberal chief who is anti-gun and as a result has a huge crime rate, gang rate and murder rate. Ironic how that happens.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
9 months ago

Good Article

willyd
willyd
9 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

TR: It was a good article except that it end without 2 less criminals that we will be supporting in jail, not in body bags and no burden on the tax payers!!!!!!!!!

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
9 months ago
Reply to  willyd


But on the other hand it does show how much damage those two criminals were able to try to do, how slow waiting on police response time is, and that the first responder is always the victim at hand. Self defense against the Media Narrative for the win!

Country Boy
Country Boy
9 months ago

well now that just blows obama’s and biden’s theory about CCW all to hell didn’t it?

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
9 months ago
Reply to  Country Boy

Ummmmmm………. It was reported that even CornPop isn’t supporting Creepy Joe for Prez. (CP didn’t mind the back rubs {in private} but the hair sniffin was over da top)

freedom isnt cheap
freedom isnt cheap
9 months ago

let me guess: Just another shade of Boon

American Patriot
American Patriot
9 months ago

It’s not a color you’ll find in a Rainbow…….

Knute
Knute
9 months ago

Its all Toyota’s fault! Ban Camrys now! And let’s also ban the color white while we’re at it. The paint job must have been at fault too. 🙂

Skippy
Skippy
9 months ago
Reply to  Knute

These innocent perps were triggered by camry’s (white and privileged) Not their fault

SoSueMe
SoSueMe
9 months ago

One more example of good guys with guns that the lame-stream-media will simply ignore…and when called on it will try to lie their way out of it. The principle problem is the majority of citizens will believe them, not us.

More guns – less crime!

I will never surrender a loaded weapon to a government official…I’ll fire every round possible in his general direction rendering the weapon safe….

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
9 months ago

Very disappointing managerial skills. And these young people want to be in charge someday?

Knute
Knute
9 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Yup. Just like this precious little melting snowflake:
https://www.wibc.com/blogs/tony-katz/there-no-p-hamster-millennial-writer-has-meltdown-over-spelling-hamster-has-mother
They think that errors aren’t errors if you “just believe”, that they’re correct. So I’m just waiting for the day that they all jump off of cliffs… “just believing” that they can fly. Perhaps in protest against the law of gravity? 🙂
That is the only destination that that road of total ignorance leads to.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, Well said.

Knute
Knute
9 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Thx. I do hit one occasionally, even though I’ve never claimed to be a wordsmith. All I’ve ever claimed is to be able to spell most three-letter words, which is more than I can say for today’s dinosaur media. I don’t believe it is an accident that the snowflake above was a writer for the Washington DC media. I think you have to live inside the beltway to be THAT stupid!

StWayne
StWayne
9 months ago

So you’re seventeen, high on something, and have that something-something special working overtime in your pants. And there you stand thinking the world needs to salute your magnificent flag pole. Goddamn it is Princely. Just look at that son-of-a-bitch! You’re so full of testosterone that your buddy feels it, and he’s so full of his own that you want to feel his. Perhaps you will bring that up with him but only after you work off some of that sexual energy. No sense in hurting each other just yet. So it’s on a tear you go, led the whole way… Read more »

Torn
Torn
9 months ago

RPTaylor go somewhere else to pedal your SPAM!

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

There are a lot of first responders in this case. Not all of them were the police. This is very common. MOST of the time, it’s the American citizen who puts a stop to crime. This is NOT the fault of the police. They can’t be everywhere, all the time, nor would I want them to be. I have been to nations that were police states and I have zero desire to live in one. This story and the thousands like it every day, show the necessity of being armed. The world has a lot of evil doing people out… Read more »

SweetOlBob
SweetOlBob
9 months ago

Bill:
Right ! You’d better carry your own protection. Cops are too heavy.
And besides, courts have ruled the police or Sheriff or any other law enforcement institutions have NO DUTY to protect us.

Terry
Terry
9 months ago
Reply to  SweetOlBob

And as the cops in NY have proven, they can’t hit anything except bystanders anyway!

Vern
Vern
9 months ago

As the results of more law-abiding citizens being armed and are taking a bite out of crime, it is easier to see why criminal politicians are all about disarming said law-abiding citizens.