Good Samaritan Shoots and Kills Robber Attacking Store Clerk

Yup, this ought to make more than a few criminals think twice about their chosen profession…

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Customer Fatally Shoots Suspect Attacking Store Clerk

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

OCOEE, Fla. — A man shot and killed a suspected robber during an attack on a clerk at a convenience store late Monday night. The man said he saw the armed robber beating the clerk with what he believed was a gun and when the robber turned toward him he opened fire.

Orange County deputies and Ocoee police surrounded the Kangaroo Express convenience store on Franklin Street in Ocoee with crime tape. Officers said they found the suspected armed robber lying on the floor dead inside the store.

“I’m a shaken up obviously,” said Christopher, who shot the suspect and didn’t want his last name released.

Christopher said he walked in the convenience store to buy cigarettes and told investigators he noticed a man acting suspicious and went back to his SUV in the parking lot to grab his cell phone and called 911.

“I heard the woman in the store screaming, ‘Help, help, help,’ and I grabbed my firearm and went in the store and that’s how it ended,” he said.

Christopher said he shot the man twice because he was brutally attacking the clerk and thought he saw the attempted robber with a gun, which ended up being a beer bottle.

“She was being hit with a beer bottle. She has a knot on the back of her head,” Christopher said.

Christopher’s mother and a friend showed up at the store to be with him while crime scene investigators took pictures of the evidence and collected it.

“It’s a very bad situation, but not only that, it teaches people right now that want to go out and rob stores that you never know who’s going to be in the parking lot,” he said.

The store clerk was transported to Health Central Hospital with head injuries, but details on her condition were not released. The name of the suspect killed has not been released.

Christopher said he does have a permit to carry a gun. Investigators said that no charges have been filed against him.

Eyewitness News checked to see if the shooter in the case had any criminal background. He did plead no contest to a minor charge of marijuana possession a few years ago, but said he made a mistake and paid for it.

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5 Comments on “Good Samaritan Shoots and Kills Robber Attacking Store Clerk”

  1. teach5 Says:

    Hurray for the good guys! God bless concealed carry states, as well.Another example of how guns save lives. I’ll hold my breath waiting to hear this on the news.

  2. teach5 Says:

    Barbara West–isn’t she the anchor who interviewed Biden with such great questions? As for the anchor who is waiting to talk to the family of the robber–we’re not interested in anything they have to say. He was beating and robbing people. Good riddance.

  3. Bob Says:

    Kudos to Christopher for his bravery and action.
    Teach5 – don’t hold your breath waiting to hear about this on MSM – you’ll pass out!

  4. Update:

    I was browsing through some “News” sites and came across the following report on this story:

    They entitled it, “Vigilante Shoots Suspect During Robbery.”

    Vigilante????? Oh, it gets worse! Read the article. The writer of the article, Tommy Crouse, is a freakin’ Libtard! And, as a side note, any adult who prefers to use “Tommy” instead of “Tom” or “Thomas” probably has some serious gender issues…

    Also, be sure to catch the comments on the article. Tommy is getting his butt slammed hard! LOL

  5. az_conservative Says:

    Typical libtard behavior–support only the rights you like and take the rest away. So of course anyone who even has a gun must be a criminal or a vigilante. Idiot wastes of oxygen.

    News I find interesting:
    The FBI is hiring like crazy. Word is they are suffering a lot of early retirements and such. Those agents are not interested in dying for a gun confiscation effort.

    The Obama team may take the gun lobby on fast, according to rumors coming out of DC.

    Get ready for the new AWB, boys and girls, with mag capacity bans, possibly consfiscation orders and no grandfathering of anything. Legislation is already written, I’m sure.

    Blocking Eric Holder is a must. Call your senators and reps, demand that they block Holder’s confirmation. Cite his poor judgement, involvement in the Clinton pardons of terrorists and Marc Rich, and his involvement with covering up the events at Waco.

    We are in big trouble folks. These yahoos do not want anyone to have the means to defend themselves, and they mean to take those means away however they can.

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