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    Memphis Robbers Pick Wrong Victim

    Robbers pick wrong target; two shot, one killed by gun-toting victim : Memphis Commercial Appeal

    Robbers pick wrong target; two shot, one killed by gun-toting victim

    By Clay Bailey
    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    Two would-be robbers forgot to ask their victim a key question:
    Do you have a gun and know how to use it?

    The 21-year-old Bartlett man's answer might have prevented the two 16-year-olds from being shot.

    Instead, an exchange of gunfire between the Bartlett man and the robbers Wednesday night left one teenager dead and the other wounded.

    Alyssa Moore, a spokeswoman for Memphis police, said authorities have not released the names of the robber who was killed or the other teenager, who was in noncritical condition.
    The robbery portion of the case is still under investigation and charges are pending. State prosecutor Thomas Henderson said Friday the office will not prosecute the potential robbery victim, saying his actions appear justified.

    The man, who works for a local gun range, declined comment Friday. He asked that his name not be published because authorities told him the attempted robbery may be gang-related.
    The shootout occurred about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Edgewater Apartments east of Sycamore View and south of Raleigh-LaGrange.
    According to Moore, one of the suspects fired at the man during an attempted robbery.

    The "victim", who was within 3 feet of one robber and about 10 from the other, fired five shots, four of them striking the would-be robbers.
    According to the state Department of Public Safety, the potential victim is a licensed handgun permit holder.
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    4 hits from five rounds, that's some serious shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Maybe one day bad guys will learn...
    No, they'll never learn. You know they say, "You can't fix stupid"
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    Sounds like that young man was making the most of his time at the range.
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    Nice hit percentage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruel Hand Luke View Post
    The man, who works for a local gun range, .........
    Very bad choice in the victim-selection process.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cruel Hand Luke View Post
    The "victim", who was within 3 feet of one robber and about 10 from the other, fired five shots, four of them striking the would-be robbers.
    4 outta 5 shots hit the mark ....... with both BG's down.
    Bravo Zulu!
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    Two would-be robbers forgot to ask their victim a key question:
    Do you have a gun and know how to use it?



    Maybe we should make a button or something?

    I have a gun, and yes, I can use it!!

    Just sayin......
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    No, they'll never learn. You know they say, "You can't fix stupid"
    I disagree...I think the victim 'fixed' one of the stupid dirtbags...

    Hopefully, the other dirtbag will pay for the death of his accomplice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I disagree...I think the victim 'fixed' one of the stupid dirtbags...

    Hopefully, the other dirtbag will pay for the death of his accomplice.
    Yeah, cant the living BG be charged with manslaughter? His violent actions led to someones death. I think I remember a case like this in Atlanta in the 90s.
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    The "victim" must not have been wearing his CHL Badge...

    Sounds like the situation was handle appropriately.
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    wondered when someone was gonna mention the CHL badge
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    Good news, but I can see the Memphis press changing the culprits to young victims of an unfair society.

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