Have it Your Way: Concealed Carrier Serves up Justice to Armed Robbers

A gang of armed male teenagers robbed at least nine businesses last week and four businesses around Indianapolis, IN before finally strolling into a Burger King on the west side of the city and being stopped by a good guy with a gun.


Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, gun control movement.

Major Richard Riddle with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the suspects are believed to have been involved in robberies of multiple gas stations, a Family Dollar and a convenience store, spread across the city of Indianapolis and Plainfield.

But the cocky teenagers’ crime spree ended at the Burger King on 5199 W. Washington Street when they entered wearing masks and hoodies, two of them armed with guns, and were stopped by a customer who happened to be a concealed carrier.

One of the juveniles pointed his gun at the employee working the register and demanded that she open the drawer.

At that point, a customer – who told police he’d seen the suspects putting on masks and going into the Burger King and felt the employees’ lives were in danger – entered the store with his own firearm and commanded Cowherd and the two juvenile suspects to “get down.”

According to the probable cause affidavit, one of the juvenile suspects then turned toward the customer, who fired five shots at him. The juvenile suspect fired one shot in return and then dropped the gun as he ran out of the store.


The only person injured in the incident was the armed teen robber who fired the shot – he was wounded with a bullet graze to his arm.

Police found all five suspects riding in a Ford F-150 on the 4100 block of Kessler Boulevard a short time later. Inside the vehicle were hoodies, masks and gloves matching the ones described in previous robberies.

Authorities say four of the five teenaged suspects confessed to their involvement in the robberies as soon as they were taken into custody. Real tough, there guys.

All five suspects face felony counts of armed robbery, kidnapping and attempted armed robbery in connection with the case and the juvenile who shot at the Burger King customer faces an additional fifth felony charge of attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon.


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