Armed Robbery in Jackson, Mississippi
February 10, 2007, Jackson Mississippi. Two convenience store clerks are shot in an armed robbery. 25-year-old Bassam Alomari was shot in the face and right arm. The second clerk, 34-year-old Alhoussine Arhgoummi, was in the back room when he was shot in the forehead and left arm. Five shots in all were fired by the thug.
Notice how the gunman comes in, and without warning begins shooting. The gunman quickly opened fire then raided the cash register. An accomplice, or an opportunist also robbed the register. The bloodied and injured clerk retrieved a 44 magnum revolver and angrily fired three shots into the parking lot after the bandits had left.
Lessons: It's better to have a gun on your hip than a gun in the back room. Shooting wildly out into the parking lot after retreating thugs places the defender in precarious legal territory.
I do not like to second guess those who have seen the elephant, but much can be learned by analyzing shootouts after the fact. God bless the defender with the gun, and may God damn his attackers.
Labels: Self Defense