Convenience store owner shoots robber

Convenience store owner shoots robber

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    Convenience store owner shoots robber

    March 3, 2006 - Reading, PA -

    The 58-year-old owner of Gregory's Market shot and killed a man who robbed him at knifepoint shortly after noon. The 27-year-old robber, shot once in the right side, collapsed outside the store with the stolen cash in his pockets, and died shortly afterwards at the hospital.

    I haven't been able to find out if charges are being filed against the store owner, but from the sounds of the original article, it's doubtful.


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    BTW - the headline in the local paper was not "Robber killed by store owner" - it was "Man killed in robbery" - made it seem as if it was another innocent victim who was shot. Doncha just love it?

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    First off, LibertyGal

    Welcome to the forum,

    That sounds about normal for the %#$%^ papers and how they report anything that has to do with guns.

    Hey Chris, is this anywhere near you , You heard anything?
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    Thumbs up Thanks LibertyGal

    A very worthwhile citizen success story.

    "collapsed outside the store with the stolen cash in his pockets"

    I guess that pocket full of cash is not going to do him a whole lot of good right now.

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    Well, no matter what the headline read, the outcome was correct!
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    hmm maybe, it was at knife point though, could have just scared him away with a huge shot gun with out shooting and make the guy pay for his crime in prison with a new best friend BUBBA, whom im more than confident would love him to death!

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    Update

    Police: Glenville man shot in robbery
    The Evening Sun

    Jason Mallow, 27, died after being shot by the owner of a Berks County business who said Mallow was trying to rob him at knifepoint. (Submitted photo)

    By SHARI SANGER

    Evening Sun Reporter


    A Glenville man was shot and killed by the owner of a Berks County business he allegedly tried to rob at knifepoint Friday, police said.

    Jason Mallow, 27, died after a bullet passed through his back and exited his chest, Berks County Coroner Dennis J. Hess said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

    A police officer was flagged down about 12:20 p.m. Friday at 12th and Green streets in Reading, and was told a store robbery had just occurred and that the alleged robber had been shot, Reading Police Sgt. Eric Hartman said.

    Police allege Mallow entered Gregory's Market, displayed a knife as he approached the counter and demanded money from the store register. The drawer was opened and Mallow allegedly removed cash.

    At that time, police said, the store owner - Gregorio Zarzuela, 58 - produced a gun and shot Mallow, who died outside the store.

    Hartman said the daytime shooting and robbery occurred in the northeast section of Reading, a mostly residential area.

    Police are still investigating.

    Though Mallow's death has been ruled a homicide, the district attorney will determine whether the store owner will be charged in his death, Hartman said.

    Mallow is the son of Thomas I. Mallow of Glenville and Darlene J. (Collins) Mallow of New Freedom. His sister, Melissa Mallow, also lives in Glenville.

    Attempts to reach the family were unsuccessful.

    A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., New Freedom, with a viewing one hour prior. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Crumpton Cemetery in Crumpton, Md.

    Hector Carillo, the head of the Hispanic Merchants Association, said Zarzuela told him Mallow took a couple of swings with the knife, according to the Allentown-based WFMZ-69 News. Zarzuela pulled his weapon and shot when his wife was out of the line of fire, based on Carillo's account.

    The Reading Eagle initially reported that Zarzuela fired the shot outside the market, after he chased the robber out the front door. But subsequent TV news accounts say police didn't know if the shot was fired inside or outside the store.

    Carillo said it doesn't matter whether Mallow was shot inside or outside the building.

    "Even if the guy was shot out here," Carillo told WFMZ, "he attempted against his wife and him, with that knife, that automatically tells me I got to defend myself."

    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    bullet passed through his back and exited his chest
    I wonder how that will affect the outcome - because it suggests the perp was facing away. Not that it makes me any the more sympathetic toward the robber.

    Knives are not fun toys - whatever anyone thinks.
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    Once again the anti's will tell us he could have sat down and talked it over, after all he was not a bad man just missunderstood, it was his father's fault for not telling him he loved him enough. Remove all accountability from the one's whom are wrong. But if Mr. Zarzuela had not pulled a gun he and his wife who are possibly just tryin to earn an honest living could be dead right now. Then what would they say, "they should have called 911 right away"
    George Washington: "A free people ought to be armed."

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    Another bright one that brings a knife to a gunfight. And he started the gunfight!
    eschew obfuscation

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    I could care less in the back out the front works for me as long as I and My family go home safe. Thats all that should ever matter when the Bad Guy rolls the dice and the Good Guy wins.
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