Jeweler gets best of robbers in gun fight

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    Thumbs up Jeweler gets best of robbers in gun fight

    Times-Picayune (Louisiana) ^ | 7/20/05 |
    Posted on 07/21/2005

    7/20/2005, 5:01 p.m. CT The Associated Press

    GRETNA, La. (AP) Two suspects in a botched jewelry store robbery were wounded so badly in a shootout with the store owner and an employee that police have not been able to interview them about a third suspect who was still at large on Wednesday.

    The shootout occurred at Breaux's Jewelers in Jefferson Parish Tuesday after one of the suspects, dressed as an old woman with a walker and straw purse, was buzzed into the store.

    Store owner Mike Breaux quickly saw through the disguise and had pulled his own handgun by the time the suspect identified as Kevin Knight had pulled a .40 caliber handgun from the purse and started to leap over the counter.

    Breaux shot Knight in the face, Jefferson Parish authorities said.

    Just outside, a second suspect, Dion Lee, began firing through the store window, grazing Breaux's arm with one shot but not hurting him seriously, Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. Robert Garner said.

    Meanwhile, one of Breaux's employees picked up Knight's gun and fired repeatedly at Lee, wounding him as he escaped into a getaway vehicle.

    Lee later showed up at Charity hospital with gunshot wounds to the neck, back and arm, and was in critical condition, Garner said. Knight, 22, was taken by ambulance from the store to Charity, where he was in critical condition.

    Garner said Wednesday that authorities believe Lee was taken to the hospital "by the getaway driver he or she."

    Breaux, 47, was treated by medical personnel at his store. Police did not identify the other employee in the shootout but said he was not injured. Friends described him as "all right but shaken up."

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    Glad the good guys made it out with minor wounds and that the bad guys didnt win..


    Good job being on there toes

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    Pretty good outcome all things considered. Be suspicious of old ladies. Well, some!

    How much sympathy do I have for the wounded perp's - exactly ZERO!! If you play with fire you can get burned.
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    This reminded me of the story of Lance Thomas, a jewelry store owner in L.A. For those that aren't familiar with his story, it's a "must-read." This link is to an American Handgunner article that Mas Ayoob wrote about Thomas, a more detailed version of his story can be found in the book The Deadliest Men by Paul Kirchner, which I highly recommend.
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    Matt - that is probably one of the most incredible SD individual histories - remarkable. The guy lucked out more than once but sure gave the BG's something to ponder - like caskets!

    His name is already and obviously - in the ''hall of fame''
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Matt - that is probably one of the most incredible SD individual histories - remarkable. The guy lucked out more than once but sure gave the BG's something to ponder - like caskets!

    His name is already and obviously - in the ''hall of fame''
    Yeah, I figured most of y'all knew about him. I just pointed it out for those that may not have heard the story.
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