Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WBRZ TV 2 reports 09-07-17 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a local man is facing multiple charges including armed robbery after putting a gun to a man’s head in his front yard and demanding money just after midnight on Wednesday.
The incident took place at a residence on East Brookstown Drive. The victim told authorities he was in his front yard when someone walked up behind him and put a gun to his head.
The suspect, identified as a local 18-year-old, then demanded money from the victim. He lead the victim into the residence to retrieve the money when a struggle over the gun broke out between the two. During the struggle, authorities say the 18-year-old pulled the trigger and shot his victim in the left hand.
The victim was able to gain control over the gun and lead the suspect back into the front yard. He held the would-be home invader at gunpoint until authorities arrived at the scene.
Authorities discovered the gun used by criminal had been reported stolen. He is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated second-degree battery, and possession of a stolen firearm.
A fortunate result for the intended victim. An unarmed resident, although wounded, takes the gun away from his attacker and the holds him for police.
It’s so much easier if you bring your own gun to the fight.
The story details say the victim’s hand injury was to his middle finger. Is it possible he got shot flipping the robber off? If that is the case, you gotta love his attitude!
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.