Sooner or later, I hope, criminals are going to learn it is dangerous to try robbing someone in Texas.
FORT WORTH — A suspected robber was killed and his intended target was hospitalized with minor injuries in a shooting Tuesday afternoon outside a southeast Fort Worth business, officials said.
Desmond Paige, 20, of Fort Worth was pronounced dead at 1:08 p.m. in the parking lot of a business in the 7400 block of Wichita Street, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.
20 years old and he owned a pistol; unless it was a gift from a parent, he owned it illegally. Imagine that.
The other man was not identified.
Investigators believe the two men met because one of them had advertised on Craigslist that he was buying cellphones. One tried to rob the other, police said.
The robbery target was a licensed concealed-handgun carrier, police said.
Not quite Thunderdome in Bartertown but a stark reminder — when you answer an ad on Craig’s list you never know who you are truly dealing with or their motives. Be careful out there folks.
MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said paramedics told him that the robbery target “took out his gun, and he shot the alleged perpetrator in the chest several times.”
The man with the gun was shot in the arm. His injury was not life-threatening, Zavadsky said. It was not clear late Tuesday whether he was shot by Paige or shot himself, officials said.
I’m going to guess a person cool enough to draw when he is already has a pistol aimed at him isn’t likely to shoot himself but it isn’t impossible.
And I want to take a moment to address the stupidity that anti-rights cultists often throw out with “Your property isn’t worth someone’s life even if he is a criminal”. The moment the thug threatened deadly force it stopped being about ‘property’ and became about the victims life !!! What is so hard to understand about that?
From the Texas Penal Code Section 9.01
(3) ”Deadly force” means force that is intended or known by the actor to cause, or in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing, death or serious bodily injury.
The thug threatened to use deadly force in order to get what he wanted. It isn’t as if he walked up empty handed, said “Please give me your cell phone, wallet and money” and would have walked away peacefully if told NO. When threatened with deadly force the best answer is deadly force, not cowering in submission.
So Mr./Ms/ Anti-Rights Cultist, instead of asking gun owners to not defend themselves; why don’t you spend a little time reaching out to the criminals- see if you can get them to stop threatening to kill people?
(H/T to GregTag)