Last Friday afternoon, near the Old Scenic Highway and Groom Rd. in Baker, a foolish man attempted to rob a fellow citizen in broad daylight. Thankfully in the case of this citizen, he was well prepared and well-armed for the situation.
The story goes, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, that a man whose name has not been released to the media as of the writing of this article, was nearly robbed by another man, who had a weapon and was intending to use it if the man did not give him what he asked for.
However, what the robber certainly did not ask for, was his “victim” pulling out a firearm of his own and proceeding to shoot the robber in the leg before notifying authorities of the incident. This story ended well for the honest citizen but what happened next is a little bizarre.
According to reports from the Sheriff’s Office, they were notified of this incident, not by a phone call but by the defensive shooter walking into the physical Sheriff’s Office itself, leaving the robber that he shot alone.
Now, thankfully the police managed to capture this man and sent him to the hospital to recover from his injury before he will be sent to jail for armed robbery. However the fact that the defensive shooter left is a HUGE mistake. We’ve actually interviewed prominent gun attorney Doug Richards about the matter in our American Gun Law Series. Unless you are following a strict and safe set of rules things may end up with you yourself behind bars.
I encourage all of you to check out our American Gun Law series of videos because we don’t want to hear about any more situations where a defensive shooter leaves their attacker behind and causes potential legal nightmares for themselves.
Now, if leaving is the only or best way to reduce your own danger that is certainly understandable but where possible we want to get law enforcement on the scene as quickly as possible and a quick phone call would likely have been more prudent than a visit to the local sheriff’s office.
So what do you think? Would you be able to handle a situation such as this without making the same concealed carry mistakes? Let us know in the comments below.