Are all armed threats created equally? Put another way, would you treat a juvenile with a gun the same way you would treat a man with a gun?
My answer? Why wouldn’t you?
In any event, I raise the question because last Friday three male robbers between the ages of 16 and 20 attempted to steal from a group of people moving into a condo in Aurora, Colorado.
One of the suspects pointed a gun at the movers and demanded money, according to authorities.
Two of the three movers began to comply with the demand, however the third mover, instead of grabbing for his wallet, drew his handgun and opened fire on the suspects, hitting all three.
One of the suspects, a juvenile, was fatally wounded. Another was listed in serious condition. And the third sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is expected to survive.
Police are still investigating the incident. The mover who fired the weapon has been cooperating with authorities. Neither he, the gun owner, nor the other movers have been charged.