There’s absolutely nothing to see here, folks.
Please ignore that a law-abiding citizen saw a knife-armed robber try to take a store clerk hostage during a robbery, and that this law-abiding citizen grabbed his personal handgun from his vehicle, confronted the hostage-taking robber, and saved her life with well-aimed shots.
Around 2:00 Thursday morning East Ridge police department responded to 4011 Ringgold Rd., at the Marathon Service Station.
Police were initially called for a report of a person shot. While officers were in route to the scene, they were notified of a robbery at the same location.
Police found a person lying in the parking lot suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the torso. The victim was transported to the hospital.
The preliminary investigation shows the victim who was shot had entered the store and committed an aggravated robbery, armed with a large bladed weapon. The person then demanded money from the register, taking it and a large quantity of cigarettes.
The suspected robber grabbed the female store clerk, threatening to kill her and forcing her to accompany him as he left. As they exited the store a customer saw the two and determined the store was being robbed.
The customer went to get a handgun from his car, confronted the robber and fired several shots, hitting him at least once in the torso.
When the good guy with a gun confronted the robber, the thwarted and enraged robber let go of his hostage and charged the law-abiding citizen. The citizen promptly shot the criminal to the ground, ending the threat.
The criminal died at the hospital.
Supporters of gun control will chalk this incident up as “another American killed with a gun.”
They won’t care to mention that the “killer” was a good guy with a gun” who put his own life at risk to save an innocent store clerk from a violent criminal.
That doesn’t fit the narrative.