December 31, 2009

Would-Be Robber Killed With Concealed Handgun

It looks like someone made the wrong choice of victim at the ATM of my old hometown bank:

An off-duty Pitt County Sheriff's deputy on Wednesday night shot and killed a man who reportedly tried to rob him at an ATM on Charles Boulevard, the Greenville Police Department reported.

The deputy, whose name has not been released, was at the automatic teller machine at the State Employees Credit Union, 2296 Charles Blvd. when the incident occured, according to a news release issued at 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

I hope that the deputy that killed this armed theif is able to deal with the trauma that typically occurs following a shooting.

It is worth noting that the deputy was off-duty which made his appearance no different than the estimated 160,000 North Carolinians with concealed carry permits.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 31, 2009 10:18 AM


God bless you guys that carry concealed. You make this state a safer place.

Posted by: Dan Irving at December 31, 2009 12:04 PM

Amen to that Sister. Thank God for Second Ammendment Rights!

Posted by: Bubba at December 31, 2009 12:17 PM

I always wonder how these things go down. I'm glad the almost-victim is safe and sound, but how incompetent must a mugger be to let a guy draw a weapon and get the drop on him even though he has the element of surprise? Would be cool to see the surveillance tape...

Posted by: Will Butler at December 31, 2009 06:54 PM

Thanks to good training and the ability to carry a concealed permit the perp is the one in the morgue. It could have been the other way around.

I hate to know that such a young man is dead because he thought a few hundred dollars was worth his life. When are our young people going to learn that life is worth more than a few dollars. But I am glad to know that in such a situation, one that could be any one of us, a gun was available to defend this life. Listen up legilators!!!! Concealed gun permitees only defend themselves. They are legally carrying. The perk WAS NOT!! Just goes to show that the bad guy will always find the illegal gun!

Posted by: Janice Haley at December 31, 2009 09:35 PM