Armed Robbery real scenario - what would you have done?
Recently at our mall here in Virginia, two bad guys tried to rob a Zales jewelry store. Lucky for the innocents, an off-duty state trooper and mall security (who carry batons) was nearby and handled the situation.
If the scenario played out with a CHP holder in place of the trooper, how would you have handled the situation (consider your state laws)?
I *think* I would have reacted with force. Hard to say without being there in the moment. But I believe my action would be to draw, give the verbal command while checking line of fire and if either of the armed suspects begins to aim in my direction, then react. I believe it's IAW Virginia State law. The fact that there are two makes it even more precarious.
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