Concealed Carrier Lands 3 of 10 Shots On Suspected Robber

A would-be robber was killed last month when he attempted to rob a 25-year-old man at gunpoint.

The incident occurred in the evening at an intersection in Philadelphia. 

NBC 10 reports the young man shot and killed the gunman who attempted to rob him. The suspect reportedly approached the man, declared a robbery, brandished a firearm, and pointed it at him.

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Police say that the victim, legally licensed to carry a firearm, drew his own weapon. He fired at least ten rounds at the suspect and hit the robber three times in the torso. 

Chief of Police, Inspector Small told ABC News “The perpetrator of the robbery was [allegedly] parked inside a vehicle. There was also a female in that vehicle.”

According to reports, the suspect was pronounced dead after being transported to the Einstein Medical Center. The self-defender remained and cooperated with the authorities.

This information originally came from the young man, according to reports.

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Small continued, explaining that after the suspect was shot, the female in the car drove off. 

“We found it, parked, unattended and riddled with multiple bullet holes,” he said.

The authorities are currently searching for the woman and reviewing surveillance videos concerning the incident. 

Ammoland reported that this incident frightened many of the citizens living in that neighborhood. One neighbor thought the shots were in her own home.

Afterward, the shooter’s weapon was taken in for examination. No identities have been released by the police yet.

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  • Hondo May 8, 2023, 7:39 am

    Anyone else find it ironic that perp was sent to “ Einstein Medical Center”? I did find that amusing, anyway good on him defending himself.

  • Gary May 6, 2023, 5:05 pm

    Been debating with myself…
    On one hand the guy did the right thing – self defense, protected himself, took some a-hole out of gene pool, etc
    On the other – chances are he is never gonna see his gun back, so unless it was a POS hi point he is at least ~ $500 in the red.
    Then there is a risk of a a law suit with unknown amount for lawyers and a possibility ending up in jail.
    Now on average – how much $ cash does a person carry in his/her wallet on a regular day? $100?
    I mean his actions could’ve been well justified if the robber was after more than just his wallet and there was a real risk to the dude’s life. Other than that, from purely monetary standpoint, no so much.
    At the same time don’t want to send wrong message to thugs out there, like they can safely rob regular folks for small amounts.
    Whaddaya say?

    • Frank May 7, 2023, 1:20 pm

      “Whaddaya say?”

      That’s really simple. If someone threatens you with a deadly weapon, stopping that threat with deadly force is legally and morally justified. Compliance or appeasement in response to such threat in no way guarantees your safety.

      As a side note, even a strike with a closed fist above the shoulders can be considered deadly force. So the thug whose life of crime recently closed on a NY subway, should have been in jail for two separate counts of attempted murder. Among his 44 arrests, two (separate events) were for punching innocent bystanders in the head… even fracturing an elderly woman’s skull in one case. My sympathies lie with the Marine whose life will now be destroyed.

      … And that brings us back full circle to the question you posed. Neither this government, nor any other, will be there to protect you in the split second you have to defend either your life, or another innocent life. Therein lies your answer.

      • Gary May 8, 2023, 12:41 pm

        Question of legal justification is up to courts – neither mine, nor your opinion matter much there 🙁
        Moral justification is not an issue – some a-hole pulls a gun on me, so he declares a war – à la guerre comme à la guerre.
        I was talking about purely economic sense – guess there is no general answer – people are known to be shot even after they complied, as well as just get off by giving up a few $ to a robber.

    • Big Al 45 May 10, 2023, 11:14 am

      So, in essence, you wanna put a monetary number on life?????
      I would point out that arm chair quarterbacking such things is just plain dumb, NO ONE knows how ANY robbery will go, and there are well documented incidents of good folk gunned down for a few dollars.
      No, the ONLY thing to do is make it clear to ALL that doing evil deeds MAY get you killed.
      It’s called deterrence, and the U.S. has been on a long road of disabling that concept with the coddling of criminals .

  • Frank May 6, 2023, 10:02 am

    I wasn’t there when this young man had to defend his life. He did exactly what he needed to do, and no one other than the criminal was injured. Those are the only facts in play that matter.

    As a side note, this is yet one more event that argues in favor of extended capacity magazines. Even if there’s only one perp, his/her position in or behind cover may necessitate expending several rounds. When I trained many years ago, my firearms instructor’s first action was to pen this on the board… “The first MOST ACCURATE shot in a gunfight wins”. It was true then, and it’s still true today. “Perfect” or “textbook” examples of marksmanship in self-defense shootings, ESPECIALLY when the defender fired only one round, are almost nonexistent. Sometimes the 10th (or 15th) round may be the “first most accurate shot”.

  • Mike in a Truck May 5, 2023, 12:37 pm

    Say bye bye to that pistol.

  • LJ May 5, 2023, 9:34 am

    Another POS taken out of the gene pool!

  • Robert Lee May 5, 2023, 8:38 am

    What stops a bad guy with a gun? Love it when the system works as intended. If we can keep our rights in place criminality will through attrition or common sense be lessened.

  • Bruce Earnhart May 5, 2023, 6:11 am

    Why were 10 shots fired and only 3 landed?
    No training and armed covertly. This is not a good thing for America.

    • Dr Motown May 5, 2023, 7:12 am

      LOL! Sounded like 3 hit the armed perp right where they should (torso/chest) and the others “riddled” the car with the perp’s accomplish. Did you NOT read the whole story?

      • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment May 5, 2023, 8:42 am

        They don’t read, just parrot what their masters tell them to say! their idiots on parade for sure.

    • RC May 9, 2023, 6:53 pm

      Good on him but piss poor marksmanship. Should spend more time training. If any of those strays had hit an innocent, he’d be up on charges. Responsible for every round.

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