Bad. Person shot trying to stop robbery.

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    Bad. Person shot trying to stop robbery.

    Saw this today. Re-enforces the idea of just being a good witness sometimes.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=7780048

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJB View Post
    Saw this today. Re-enforces the idea of just being a good witness sometimes.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=7780048
    actually its more evidence that should you intervene against an armed perp...don't do so with your hands...
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    He made a serious mistake. The purse was not worth the risk. Even if I had a gun I would not have started a shoot out with him. Be a good witness and just let him have the purse.
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    Not enough details to determine what the best course of action would be. Obviously, that of the samaritan was not it.
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    QUOTE: "That's when the victim tried to stop him."

    Poor writing... The author should have mentioned at this point that the "victim" in this sentence was a male subject that was a bystander and not the female who's purse the perp took. This had me confused at first.

    As stated by NJB, this just reinforces that it's best to be a good witness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    Not enough details to determine what the best course of action would be. Obviously, that of the samaritan was not it.
    ^^^^This^^^^

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    OK.....if they claim to have all this video of the individual, why did they ONLY give a vague description of him?????????????
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    It's certainly one of the possible outcomes. One must be prepared to go all out in any physical encounter, particularly when potential death is on the line. That's not a time to be unarmed, or to hold back in any way. That's a good way to get seriously harmed or killed. Unknown what occurred in this specific instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    It's certainly one of the possible outcomes. One must be prepared to go all out in any physical encounter, particularly when potential death is on the line. That's not a time to be unarmed, or to hold back in any way. That's a good way to get seriously harmed or killed. Unknown what occurred in this specific instance.
    I think this is where a great many problems occur for the "average" person who decides to intervene.
    First, they do not have a grasp of the level of incident that they are injecting themself into.
    Second, they are not prepared to go from strong talk to life and death in a matter of seconds.
    Third, they are not prepared to actually take a life if necessary.
    I'm sure there are more, but those immediately come to mind.
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    Sure, a purse wasn't worth it. But, was the woman's life worth it? He had a gun, willing to kill. Who's to say he wouldn't have killed the woman instead. I hope they find the SOB, maybe put one in his head while they're at it.
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    Sad. Very sad.

    It sounds as though it may have been an impulsive, type of reaction;

    His mind:" Do something , he's trying to rob her."
    Before he had the presence of mind to really think.
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    People are always surprised when they are close to crime..."I'm actually shocked. I'm blown away," said Gerson. "Just hearing about it gives me the chills, now that I think about it."...they don't seem to realize that they are close to it on a daily basis.
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    Its difficult to just throw the 'be a good witness' tag when the woman could have potentially been in serious trouble. Assuming she was, I would have tried to step in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    I think this is where a great many problems occur for the "average" person who decides to intervene.
    First, they do not have a grasp of the level of incident that they are injecting themself into.
    Second, they are not prepared to go from strong talk to life and death in a matter of seconds.
    Third, they are not prepared to actually take a life if necessary.
    I'm sure there are more, but those immediately come to mind.
    Excellent points of fact! I agree 100%.
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