In two separate cases recently, would-be robbers were thwarted by gun owners.
According to MyFoxDFW, 20-year-old Desmond Paige was killed when he tried to rob a man who brought his concealed weapon to the Craigslist transaction for a cellphone. The incident happened outside a Metro PCS store in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday.
Police said Paige, who was on parole after recently being released from prison for committing a violent crime, was shot several times by the person he tried to rob.
“When I got over to him I saw that he was bleeding out of his mouth and his chest. So I kneeled down next to him just to say you know ‘hey I’m here you know, hold on. The ambulance and police are coming,’” MyFoxDFW reported an unnamed witness saying.
Paige was pronounced dead at the scene.
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In the second case, an Evansville, Ind., man was shot by a homeowner he allegedly assaulted while trying to rob him.
The Courier Press reported that the suspect fled the home Tuesday with the wound to his abdomen but checked into Deaconess Hospital for help.
WFIE reported the 81-year-old homeowner saying he wasn’t frightenedin the situation. “I fired a pistol in the house, and he took off through the back yard,” the homeowner said in the 911 call recording.
The homeowner told the 911 operator he wasn’t hurt but that the suspected robber pushed him and tried to take money.
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The investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the condition of the suspect was not known at the time.
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