(LA) Jeweler gets best of robbers in gun fight


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Drizzt
July 21, 2005, 11:29 PM
Jewler gets best of robbers in gun fight
7/20/2005, 5:01 p.m. CT
The Associated Press

GRETNA, La. (AP) Two suspects in a botched jewelry store robbery were wounded so badly in a shootout with the store owner and an employee that police have not been able to interview them about a third suspect who was still at large on Wednesday.

The shootout occurred at Breaux's Jewelers in Jefferson Parish Tuesday after one of the suspects, dressed as an old woman with a walker and straw purse, was buzzed into the store.

Store owner Mike Breaux quickly saw through the disguise and had pulled his own handgun by the time the suspect identified as Kevin Knight had pulled a .40 caliber handgun from the purse and started to leap over the counter.

Breaux shot Knight in the face, Jefferson Parish authorities said.

Just outside, a second suspect, Dion Lee, began firing through the store window, grazing Breaux's arm with one shot but not hurting him seriously, Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. Robert Garner said.

Meanwhile, one of Breaux's employees picked up Knight's gun and fired repeatedly at Lee, wounding him as he escaped into a getaway vehicle.

Lee later showed up at Charity hospital with gunshot wounds to the neck, back and arm, and was in critical condition, Garner said. Knight, 22, was taken by ambulance from the store to Charity, where he was in critical condition.

Garner said Wednesday that authorities believe Lee was taken to the hospital "by the getaway driver he or she."

Breaux, 47, was treated by medical personnel at his store. Police did not identify the other employee in the shootout but said he was not injured. Friends described him as "all right but shaken up."

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NineseveN
July 21, 2005, 11:53 PM
I love good bed-time stories.

Hehe, must suck hardcore to be shot in the face while wearing women's clothing. :D

33-805
July 21, 2005, 11:58 PM
What a great story and what a great job!!! I'd like to send those boys some boxes of ammo!! :)

Eightball
July 22, 2005, 12:17 AM
Meanwhile, one of Breaux's employees picked up Knight's gun and fired repeatedly at Lee, wounding him as he escaped into a getaway vehicle.That man is the best coworker ever. Must be handy to have people around who will take care of you and use your dropped firearm to shoot at the guy who wounded you. Sounds like the guy was fairly handy with handguns, since he wounded the suspect 3 times (neck, back, arm) with a less-than-full mag (since Breaux had already shot Knight in the face--there's some pain). They need some free ammo/passes to the nearest range/etc.

CleverName
July 22, 2005, 12:27 AM
Breaux is the owner.

Knight is in women's clothing.

Lee is the guy outside.

So the employee took the "lady's" gun and shot at the guy outside.

NineseveN
July 22, 2005, 12:56 AM
33-805:

I'm down for that, someone find us an address!

And no, not YOUR address, one for the store...shifty gun owners. :neener:

The_Antibubba
July 22, 2005, 07:13 AM
Cool, but you know what would've topped it? If the store employees would've started beating the perp with "her" own purse! :evil:

middy
July 22, 2005, 10:04 AM
You'd think they'd learn to leave the jewelry stores alone. Every jeweler I know from my days in craft shows is armed.

TxCajun
July 22, 2005, 02:20 PM
Mais... Doan mess wit dem cajun! Dey doan like dat and dey will mess you up someting bad, yes. :D

Too Many Choices!?
July 22, 2005, 04:01 PM
This story gets an A+ from TooMany.Picking up the dead B/G's .40 cal weapon and using it to defend the wounded Jewler while SEVERELY injuring another of the vermin is great poetic justice, IMHO :neener: ...Can you say OWNED...

PS I still feel bad the good guys had to kill someone but defending your livelyhood is paramount to the America I know/love and that's what counceling is for. The world is a better place without this make-shift Bonnie and Clyde, and hopefully the other punk is caught soon too; or atleast he/she learned a hard lesson , crime doesn't pay and the health plan sux!!! :uhoh:

Shane333
July 22, 2005, 05:08 PM
I'm going to sleep warmly tonight knowing that the goodguys won this scenario.

Standing Wolf
July 22, 2005, 09:18 PM
Armed robbery ought to be the most dangerous profession in America. It just got a little more dangerous today.

JohnKSa
July 22, 2005, 09:31 PM
Every jeweler I know from my days in craft shows is armed.Yup--always makes me smile when I go to the Gem & Jewelry show at Market Hall.

See, they have gun shows at Market Hall too, but when they're having a gun show the signs tell you you can't carry--ain't no signs during the jewelry shows... You figure it out :D :Dmust suck hardcore to be shot in the face while wearing women's clothingThis nearly made me bust a gut. What's worse than getting shot in the face while attempting an armed robbery? Getting taken to the hospital in women's clothing...

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