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Men Shot While Trying To Rob Jewelry Store

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AR-15 Rep, May 10, 2007.

  1. AR-15 Rep

    AR-15 Rep Well-Known Member

    Found this story this morning...

    Men Shot While Trying To Rob Jewelry Store

    POSTED: 7:42 am EDT May 10, 2007

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A robbery didn't go as planned for two men that authorities said tried to hold up a jewelry store at gunpoint.

    A police spokeswoman said the two men pretended to be customers at Bentley's Jewelers in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning. They later pulled out guns to rob the store, but police said one of the store's owners grabbed his own gun and shot both men.

    One man fell wounded in the store, but the other man stumbled outside, bleeding from several wounds. He took off in a silver SUV but was stopped by police minutes later.

    The police spokeswoman said both men were rushed to a hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. Police were not releasing their names, and no update on their condition was available.

    The jewelry store owners were not hurt.


    HUMONGO Well-Known Member

    Now, that's what I call gun control.
  3. Cliff47

    Cliff47 Well-Known Member

    I'll bet the store owner used BOTH hands.
  4. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    I thought if you had a gun, the BG would always take it away from you and kill you with it?
    This story's not true. Obviously, the jewelry-store man was robbing them.
  5. Isildur

    Isildur Well-Known Member

    [irony]That's why we need stricter gun-control, think about the poor criminal he wanted the others to be killed or at least robbed not him self :D :evil:

    Well done, good job!
  6. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    * Sigh *

    How come we never get to hear what the store owner's gun is?

    How hard would that be, really?

    "The owner grabbed his own .357 revolver / his own .45 automatic / his own 9mm Beretta."

    Journalists these days!
  7. carpediem

    carpediem Well-Known Member

    Odds are you only hear about the caliber if the gun was used unlawfully. Then the airwaves are full of 'high capacity semiautomatic 9mm *product x* handgun.'
  8. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    And on the news they'll show their standard clipart picture of a Glock or Tec 9 and use words like automatic, assault, gun violence, etc.

    Good job by the store owner. I can't imagine having a jewelry store or other business with a lot of liquid assets or cash on hand and relying solely on the police to save your bacon in time (and your employee's).
  9. Titan6

    Titan6 member

    He was good but also lucky. I'd rather be lucky than good though...

    Bet they had no plans to face an armed victim. Otherwise they would have shot him as soon as they walked in. I wonder if they will float the footage, may be some lesson learned there.
  10. sig228

    sig228 Well-Known Member

  11. lance22

    lance22 Well-Known Member

    That's the best thing I've heard all day ... maybe in a day or two we'll he'll more good news from the hospital.
  12. The Canuck

    The Canuck Well-Known Member

    Do you know what I as a, peace loving, law-abiding, Canadian citizen have to say about a shop keeper stopping two armed criminals?

    I wish we had the same lawful option up here.
  13. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus


    Lucky shot, or is this a guy who's had some training?

    He hit both of them, and did it (evidently) without hesitation.

    Kind of sounds like this guy has had some practice and/or training.
  14. obxned

    obxned Well-Known Member

    I guess this guy hasn't heard that we are all supposed to be helpless victims.
  15. RPCVYemen

    RPCVYemen Well-Known Member

    I hope that by "good news", you mean that the perps survive. The robbery was prevented, and no innocents were harmed.

  16. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Well-Known Member

    According to the link from sig228, one of the perps already died.
  17. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    The good guy was probably using a G19...the media couldn't very well post that now could they?

    How did the have Heard's picture looking so alert??? Prior arrests? On file? As in repeat offender?

  18. AR-15 Rep

    AR-15 Rep Well-Known Member

    Devaughn Heard doesn't have any public info loaded at this time

    here is the public info on the one guy

    DC Number: W30928
    Race: BLACK
    Sex: MALE
    Hair Color: BLACK
    Eye Color: BROWN
    Height: 5'03''
    Weight: 115 lbs.
    Birth Date: 09/14/1989
    Supervision Begin Date: 11/16/2006
    Current Location: MIAMI
    Current Status: SUSPENSE
    Supervision Type: PROBATION FELONY
    Scheduled Termination Date: 11/15/2011


    Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime for which the offender is on supervision. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

    Current Community Supervision History:
    Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Community Supervision Length
    06/26/2006 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609583 5Y 0M 0D
    06/26/2006 GR. THEFT $100-300 DWELLING 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609583 5Y 0M 0D
    06/26/2006 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609586 5Y 0M 0D
    06/26/2006 GR. THEFT $100-300 DWELLING 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609586 5Y 0M 0D
    06/29/2006 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609587 5Y 0M 0D
    06/29/2006 GR. THEFT $100-300 DWELLING 11/16/2006 PALM BEACH 0609587 5Y 0M 0D
  19. AirPower

    AirPower Well-Known Member

    By good news, it means that robbery was stopped and citizen successfully defended his life and life of his family. whether or not the perp died is inmaterial.
  20. Travis McGee

    Travis McGee Well-Known Member

    AR-15 Rep:
    I guess the local LE can put a big black X over his rap sheet. There won't be any more entries, he's checked out for good!

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