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Armed Citizen

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n the evening of Nov. 3, 2020, in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., a concealedcarry permit holder was forced to draw and use his firearm to protect
himself and another person. The victims were approached by two
armed men who attempted to rob them. Fearing for his life, the concealedcarry permit holder shot at the suspected robbers, wounding one of them. The
suspects fled the scene, driving a couple of miles away before stopping to call
911. The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue took the wounded accomplice to a nearby
hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second robbery suspect was
taken into custody by the Broward Sheriff's Office and is now facing a felony
murder charge since his alleged accomplice died during the commission of the
crime. (sun-sentinel.com, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., 11/3/20)

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stop for late-night takeout took a very
unusual turn Nov. 29, 2020. A 53-yearold man had walked into the restaurant,
went behind the counter, announced
to the employees that they were being
robbed and demanded everyone's money.
Before anyone could react, a 27-year-old,
who was talking on his phone, entered
the business. The alleged robber then
pointed his gun at the man and demanded
his phone. The customer, who has a valid
permit to carry, drew his own firearm and
shot the perpetrator, striking him in the
neck and killing him. The incident is under
investigation, but police announced that no
charges had been filed against the victim.
(nbcphiladelphia.com, Philadelphia, Pa.,
11/30/20)

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hree armed individuals forced their way
into a home in Baton Rouge, La., on the
night of Nov. 20, 2020. The homeowner
was able to get his gun and fire at the
invaders, striking two of them. All three
intruders fled the scene, driving to a nearby
gas station. According to the Baton Rouge
Police Department, one of the men died of
his injuries, while the other one was treated
at a local hospital and later booked into the
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges
of first-degree murder and home invasion.
The third suspect was also booked as a
fugitive from West Baton Rouge Parish.
(wafb.com, Baton Rouge, La., 11/20/20)

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construction worker noticed two men
trying to steal an air compressor from
a home he was working on. The worker
confronted one of the men, who jumped
into a nearby gray sedan with the air
compressor. Another man pulled his gun
and pointed it at the construction worker,
and then the man with the air compressor
dropped it and began firing at the worker.
The worker dropped to the ground and

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shot back at the suspects while they fled
the scene. Upon arrival, the Memphis
Fire Department verified that no one at
the scene was hurt, though everyone was
reportedly " shaken up. " Memphis police
found seven cartridge cases in the street
and driveway of the scene. No charges
have been brought against the victim,
whom police say appeared to have been
justified in the shooting. (wreg.com,
Memphis, Tenn., 10/30/20)

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homeowner was forced to defend
himself against a suspected burglar
he found hiding inside his closet on the
morning of Nov. 12, 2020. When the
homeowner opened the door, he saw a
man he didn't know, holding his wallet
and a pair of his shorts, staring back at
him. The intruder then became agitated
and combative, causing the homeowner
to defend himself by firing shots at him.
According to Van Buren Police Sgt. Jonathan
Wear, the suspect was shot in the leg and
taken to a hospital for treatment of his
wounds. Once released, the suspect would
be arrested and face burglary charges.
The homeowner is not facing any charges.
(4029tv.com, Van Buren, Ark., 11/12/20)

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n Dec. 10 in Maplewood, a suburb
of St. Louis, Mo., a clerk was alone
in the store after hours when a man came
in and threatened him with a gun. The
employee was able to defend himself
with his own firearm, shooting the
robbery suspect three times. When the
police arrived, they found the suspect
lying on the floor of the employee
breakroom. He was transported to a local
hospital, where he underwent surgery
for his injuries. Police are not seeking
charges against the clerk because he
acted in self-defense. (wsiltv.com and
foac-pac.org, Maplewood, Mo., 12/10/20)


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