Shootout Between Armed Robbers And Victim Leaves One Suspect Dead And Victim In Critical Condition

Shootout Between Armed Robbers And Victim Leaves One Suspect Dead And Victim In Critical Condition


Three on one is never good odds. It doesn’t matter how good you are. You are not John Wick and the fight is not choreographed in your favor.

Still, I wasn’t there so I’m not going to second guess the victim’s decision to fight. Three teenagers, with at least one gun, tried to rob a man at about 9 PM in Baton Rouge last month.

A gunfight ensued and the victim managed to defend himself against at least one of them and the other two ran off. They are facing first degree attempted murder charges. The victim is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Again, not second-guessing because the victim may have had no other choice, but if you can avoid the fight by giving up some of your stuff that is always better than a gunfight. Don’t let pride or a sense of cowardice push you into a fight you don’t absolutely have to get into.

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Mark Ehlen is a USCCA certified firearms instructor, a MN DNR Firearms Safety instructor, high school trap shooting coach and a writer. As one of his uncles ran Federal Cartridge Corp for many years and his father retired from there, firearms and ammo are second nature to him. His firearms instruction is aimed at helping new shooters have a positive experience as well as understanding the practical and legal side of concealed carry. Mark can be reached at Marksmanship Firearms Training.



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