Cynthia Quinn was confused. When the Detroit mother heard that her son, Sanchez Quinn, had been shot and rushed to Henry Ford Hospital, she wanted to visit him to make sure he was okay.
But after she entered her son’s hospital room, police immediately told her to leave.
“When I went to my son’s room I was stopped by two police officers (who) told me to get out of my son’s room,” she says. “‘Why you here? You can’t be here.'”
She called local news affiliate Fox2 to complain about the situation.
“All I want to do is see my son to see if he’s alright,” she said to the station.
Police kicked Quinn out of the room because her 29-year-old son was under arrest after trying to rob two men at gunpoint earlier that day outside a Super X Market on the city’s east side.
What Sanchez didn’t realize or expect when he spotted his victims is that one of the two men was a law-abiding concealed carry permit holder who had a sidearm on his person.
When Sanchez approached the two men with his gun drawn, the CPL holder quickly reacted, moving the perp’s gun out of the way and drawing his own.
“I turned and looked and saw the other gentleman had a gun pointed at my face,” the man told Fox2 News. “I was able to knock his hand down and the gunfire rang out.”
The CPL holder managed to shoot Sanchez, knocking him down. But in the crossfire, the CPL’s cousin was hit four times.
Both Sanchez and the CPL’s cousin are expected to survive their injuries.
“It makes me mad because you have people out here that work every day. They are innocent; you want to take from them,” the CPL holder said. “These guys, I definitely feel don’t need to be back out on the street because someone else might get hurt and it might happen in a different way.”
Police said that the investigation is ongoing. However, it appears based on the available facts that this was a clear-cut case of lawful self-defense.