Monday, December 08, 2008

Store Owner 2, Robbers 0

VALE A Catawba County grocer took the law into his own hands when two people allegedly tried breaking into his store early Saturday morning.

About 3 a.m., two robbers broke into the Randy Willis Grocery in Vale. Willis was in the store at the time and shot both would-be robbers. One person died at the scene, another was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

As of right now, Willis has not been charged with anything. The case will be presented to the Catawba County District Attorney.

I don't like that lead paragraph, it's written in a way that makes a judgment ("took the law into his own hands") that the store owner is at fault for defending himself and his property against armed robbers.

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