GOOD: Business Owner Defends Himself - Catawba County, NC

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    GOOD: Business Owner Defends Himself - Catawba County, NC

    Store Owner Shoots Suspected Robbers - Charlotte News Story - WSOC Charlotte

    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said a business owner shot and killed a suspected robber, and hurt another one.

    Deputies said it happened at 3:15 a.m. Saturday. Randy Willis, owner of Willis Packaging on Highway 10, went to his store because the alarm was going off. When Willis got there, deputies said he saw a man coming out of his store with a shotgun.

    Willis and the robber struggled, and deputies said Willis pulled out a pistol and shot the robber, killing him.

    Deputies said another robber, 52-year-old Arnold Ray Jr., had broken into the store. Ray jumped Willis, and Willis shot him as well, this time in the shoulder.

    Deputies said the two men had broken into the store through the front window. They also said a woman, Jean Holman, dropped the two men off. Holman is charged with breaking and entering and larceny.

    The sheriff’s office said Ray was taken to the hospital. Authorities have not released the deceased man’s name. Authorities said Willis hurt several ribs during the altercations, but did not go to the hospital.

    Ray is charged with breaking and entering, larceny, robbery and kidnapping.

    Willis was not charged. Deputies said the case will be handed over to the district attorney.
    Hopefully the woman and other intruder with both be charged with felony murder as well.

    This story leaves me wondering though why the victim didn't pull his weapon until after the struggle ensued with the now dead BG? Outnumbered 2-1, dunno if the BG's are armed, I would have had my weapon at the ready prior to confronting.
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    Well the business owner got it half right. Hopefully the state will put the other 2 away for a short life.
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    +1 Mike on all points.

    Hopefully the felony murder rule will be activated here to as you noted.

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