Store owner kills would be robber.

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    Store owner kills would be robber. Updated.

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...OCAL/609280469

    A 76-year-old Eastside jewelry store owner opened fired on two suspected robbers Wednesday morning, killing one and trapping the second upstairs until police arrived.

    "Two apparently able-bodied young men decided they would try to victimize an honest store owner," Spears said. "Now we have one man dead and another who is probably going to spend a significant amount of his life in prison."

    So far this year, there have been six self-defense killings and two deadly shootings by police (in Indianapolis), according to data collected by The Indianapolis Star.
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    The would be robbers were armed, and it looks like the store owner acted in self defense - plain and simple. Probably saved his life.
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    I wasn't there but giving the circumstances I probably would have done the same thing.

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    Did you read the part about the stray bullet?

    "A stray bullet from the incident struck close to a preschool, setting several of the jewelry store's Irvington neighbors on edge.
    "It's awful," said Heather Olmsted, 26. "They could have been playing outside. That could have hit my kid."
    The bullet blasted through the store's glass door and hit a car parked across the street near the Hilton U. Brown Early Childhood Center. Police said no children were in the building. It is unclear which gun fired the bullet."

    I like how they added that little segment in there even though no kids were around. Makes it more dramatic, no?
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    yeah, that kind of upset me. it sounds like this happened at a time when kids probably wouldn't have been around. and like it says, they don't know which weapon fired the bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep
    Olmsted ... said the neighborhood needs more police on patrol.
    "It wouldn't have happened if there was more security around here," she said.
    Dozens of officers arriving "within minutes" of the shooting being reported sound pretty good to me. Without an armed guard outside the door to the shop, does it get much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    Dozens of officers arriving "within minutes" of the shooting being reported sound pretty good to me. Without an armed guard outside the door to the shop, does it get much better?
    from what i understand, the Indianapolis police are stretched pretty thin right now. but still, some citizens expect a little much from them.

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    I feel no remorse to those who would try to rob the 'working' elderly.

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