Would-be robber shot and killed by merchant

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    Would-be robber shot and killed by merchant

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    Would-be robber shot and killed by merchant

    A 20-year-old gunman went into a southwest-side antiques shop Thursday intending to rob the place, only to be allegedly shot and killed by the owner, a man more than three times his age, police said.
    The alleged robber entered the Antiques Bought and Sold on Michigan Avenue near Parkinson late Thursday afternoon brandishing a pistol — but the store owner, 63, allegedly pulled out his own gun and fired several shots, killing the would-be thief, Detroit Police 2nd Deputy Chief John Roach said.
    “The perpetrator managed to stumble out to the street,” Roach said, adding that the store owner had a valid concealed weapons permit.
    There were several squad cars lining Michigan Avenue for hours after the shooting, according to witnesses.

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    Tragic end (for our bad-guy) toa tragic decision(thugism).

    Bravo Zulu on the store owner. Hope hecomes outta this with no emotional hangups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
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    Agree completely.

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    We have no way of knowing by the report, but it sounds like as soon as the store owner saw the man with the gun, he didn't hesitate in drawing and firing his own.

    I believe most often, you have a very narrow window of opportunity to surprise your assailant. He isn't expecting gunfire as soon as he makes his move. Take advantage of your element of surprise.

    Good job for the store owner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    , only to be allegedly shot and killed by the owner, a man more than three times his age, police said.

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    Glad the store owner was ready...
    Another one bites the dust...another dirtbag, that is...
    He was allegedly shot and killed?
    But, okay, good job.

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    Good for Mr. Shopkeeper.
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    Now that I think about it, he was probably just coming into the Antique Store to see what he could get for his old gun!
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