Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Random Act of Violence

This time the outcome is a bit different

From MyFox DFW:

A man walking his dog in Terrell on Wednesday fatally shot an armed 17-year-old robber, police said.

The incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. in Ben Gill Park in the 100 block of Lions Club Lane where, police said, a group of teen robbers surrounded the man.

According to investigators, Markee Lamar Johnson pulled out a gun and the 47-year-old man, a licensed concealed handgun owner, fired shots.

The 17-year-old Terrell High School student was struck in the head and died at Parkland Hospital. His weapon was recovered at the scene and later determined to be stolen during a separate offense in Terrell, according to police.

Police said they would not likely file charges against the man.
The anti's would have this man disarmed and at the mercy of the goblins, and since this particular goblin was only 17, they will add his death to their misleading "kids killed by guns" statistics.

This article illustrates why you should carry all the time. As Breda so aptly put it, "Carry your gun - it's a lighter burden than regret". I'll bet that this particular dog walker appreciates that sentiment more than most.

Thanks to Tony3Dogs for the emailed heads up on this story.


Just John said...

Good riddance. It's a shame that the gentleman had to be involved in this situation, but at least he came out of it alive. I hate to think of how it would have gone had he not been armed.

catfish said...

One more out of the gene pool...