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Customer Shoots Suspect In Liquor Store Robbery

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NotPbFree, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. NotPbFree

    NotPbFree Active Member

    Customer Shoots Suspect In Liquor Store Robbery

    Posted: April 27, 2008 05:45 PM CDT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- There was a deadly gunfight at a liquor store in Inglewood Saturday night. An armed robbery suspect was gunned down, after trying to rob the place. But it wasn't a police officer who took action.

    None of the clerks in Sinkers Wine and Spirits had a gun to protect themselves, but they said they're thankful one of their customers did.

    Sinkers Wine and Spirits lost some of their merchandise on Saturday night, but Clifford Baxter is hardly upset. He's just happy to have survived the gunfight that took place in his store over the weekend when two armed men tried to rob Sinkers late Saturday.

    "I was in the back room, and came out and a man walked in with a pistol in his hand, and I went back to call 911," said Baxter.

    Meanwhile, police said the suspects pointed a gun at store clerks and forced two customers to the ground. The would-be robbers probably didn't suspect that one of the customers would be carrying a gun nor that he would end up using it.

    Baxter believes the customer and the suspects exchanged about ten gunshots. The would-be robbers tried to flee, but one of the men collapsed at the scene and died shortly after. Police said the citizen had a valid carry permit, and a right to protect himself.

    "A citizen just like a police officer has the right to defend themselves or others, if they're in fear of death or serious bodily injury and that right extends to using deadly force," said Capt. David Imhof with Metro Police.

    Even though the store was closed Sunday, Clifford Baxter had to come to work to clean up,

    and while the workers at Sinkers are armed only with broken glass and a mop they're thankful one of their customer protected them with something more.

    Metro police are still out looking for the other robbery suspect. They are also interviewing witnesses in the case to make sure the citizen's actions were justified. As for the workers at Sinkers who were unarmed at the time they said they have plans to protect themselves in the future.
  2. gym

    gym member

    Chalk up 1for the good guys
  3. misterwhipple

    misterwhipple Well-Known Member

    Cool beans! We don't often hear of public officials talking that way.
  4. Winchester 73

    Winchester 73 member

    Good news.
    We need more reporting of these incidents.
    NRA's American Rifleman prints several every month.
    Don't look for these in the MSM.
  5. sm

    sm member

    If there was a store camera that caught this, and it makes it to Internet, someone please provide the link .
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I'd prefer "put down like a rabid dog."
  7. Dksimon

    Dksimon Well-Known Member

    good thing there was someone who was serious about protecting himself.

    Good going and good reporting!
  8. USMC 1975

    USMC 1975 Well-Known Member

    " Stands up and applauds the CCW'er ".

    This is a great example of just what carrying a weapon can do for a situation such as this when a responsible and clear thinking armed citizen decides to get involved.

    Congrats and thank you for your service Mr. Citizen.

  9. CNYCacher

    CNYCacher Well-Known Member

    Can we get a cite for this?
  10. jwxspoon

    jwxspoon Well-Known Member

  11. NotPbFree

    NotPbFree Active Member

  12. BruceRDucer

    BruceRDucer Well-Known Member

    "Chalk up 1for the good guys."---Gym

    You betcha!:)
  13. mekender

    mekender Well-Known Member

    yay for the good guy...
  14. romma

    romma Well-Known Member

    Excellent! Good job for our guy!
  15. Flopsy

    Flopsy Well-Known Member

    Hold on...

    ...nevermind. Got it.

    Move along, nothing to see here...:eek:
  16. Nobody's_Hero

    Nobody's_Hero Well-Known Member

    I wish the officers arriving on scene to this incident could sit down with their D.C. brothers and tell stories of good civilians (they do exist) making the boys' in blue jobs easier.
  17. hunterSthompson

    hunterSthompson Active Member

    dirt nap good stuff
  18. John G

    John G Well-Known Member

    Looks like the good guys win. Nice.
  19. Australian Shooter

    Australian Shooter Well-Known Member

    A win for the good guys, hooray!

    Now if this happened in Australia, the store clerks and/or the customers would have been shot dead instead of the robbers.
  20. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    Really? Is there any other kind?

    Good for the permit holder!

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