Wednesday, March 21, 2012

When a Robbery Becomes a Gunfight

That would be when not just the bad guys are armed.

A man who police said lost a shootout with victims he was trying to rob last fall was charged Tuesday with the holdup attempt and released.

Francis said that about 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 14 on Rice Drive Extension, a dark colored SUV pulled up next to the three people. Two armed men exited the SUV, demanded money and threatened to shoot the victims. The victims ran and ducked behind a vehicle, and Gentile is accused of firing a shot at them, Francis said.

One of the victims was armed with a handgun and returned fire, striking Gentile in the head. The person who shot Gentile had a concealed weapon permit in his possession, Francis said.

Shot the thug in the head! And look at this hilarious post-shooting photo of said thug, with a piece of his head obviously missing:

Unfortunately because the citizen who shot Mr. Thug didn't quite have him centered in his sights, the people of the state of South Carolina will be feeding him in prison for several years at least, and no doubt supporting him as a ward of the state after that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remind me again, Col. Cooper, how'd that go? "Front sight, trigger press..." JohninMd(help)