Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

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Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby Keith B » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:35 am

A suspect trying to rob a car of people outside of a Denny's in Hawthorne, CA shoots himself with his own gun when the victims run him down with their car.

I guess it was bad CARma. :mrgreen:

http://abc7.com/news/video-shows-moment ... e/1801603/
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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby treadlightly » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:22 am

Interesting. Hard to be upset, but looking at it clinically I wonder how this will play out in court.

Gassing it to slam the marauder with the open rear door of the car was justified (and creative). He had a gun and was in the commission of an armed robbery.

Running him down was just, but will it be justifiable in court? He wasn't a direct threat at that point. Was that like shooting a fleeing robber in the back?

I'm not saying it is good to let someone like that live to rob and maybe murder another day. Being honest with myself, maybe that's what I would have done if I'd been lucky enough to swat him away with the open door.

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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby Jusme » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:32 am

treadlightly wrote:Interesting. Hard to be upset, but looking at it clinically I wonder how this will play out in court.

Gassing it to slam the marauder with the open rear door of the car was justified (and creative). He had a gun and was in the commission of an armed robbery.

Running him down was just, but will it be justifiable in court? He wasn't a direct threat at that point. Was that like shooting a fleeing robber in the back?

I'm not saying it is good to let someone like that live to rob and maybe murder another day. Being honest with myself, maybe that's what I would have done if I'd been lucky enough to swat him away with the open door.



It's possible the driver thought the BG, was going after the friend who fled. They may not have seen which way she ran. I know that's how I would testify.
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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby Riley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:20 pm

If the robber shot himself then he was holding a loaded gun and he was still a threat.


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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby The Marshal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:15 am

Like!

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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby Lambda Force » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:18 pm

The expression on the cop's face is priceless.
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Re: Robber Run Down and Shoots Self

Postby ELB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:50 am

There's a video of a robbery a few years ago of a robber who shot a motel (I think) clerk with a revolver. The recoil flipped the muzzle up over 90 degrees and the robber squeezed off a second shot, I assume unintentionally, and it hit him in the head. The clerk survived but the robber did not. Not enough of that karma/carma going around, tho.
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