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Another one bites the dust, thanks to the gun culture

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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NEWARK, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Newark shop owner shot and killed an armed robbery suspect.

Authorities say 28-year-old Mustafa Sheffield of Newark entered the store Monday afternoon and ordered the owner to fill a backpack with money and gold while threatening to shoot the owner’s family.

Authorities say the shop owner, whose name was not disclosed, brandished his own gun and shot the suspect, who died at a hospital from a single gunshot wound.

No other injuries were reported in the robbery.

“No charges have been filed so far, but authorities say it’s likely that the matter will be reviewed by an Essex County grand jury,” according to the Associated Press.

Unless there is additional evidence not reported by the AP, the incident appears to be a clear-cut case of self-defense.

Minnow Slayer

by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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Luckily no one else got hurt.

Still, using the phrase, "another one bites the dust..." here ... Sorta celebrates death. I prefer not to celebrate death.
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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Yep, like the shop owner and his family.

Quoting Donna6503:

Luckily no one else got hurt.

Still, using the phrase, "another one bites the dust..." here ... Sorta celebrates death. I prefer not to celebrate death.


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AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

I'm glad no one else got hurt.

jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:54 AM
Let me get this straight, this guy tried to rob a gun store?
pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:02 AM

 Sounds like a pawn shop.


Quoting jllcali:

Let me get this straight, this guy tried to rob a gun store?


 

lga1965
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:04 AM
Yesh, hip hip hurrah for shooting people and putting yourself in the category of those who kill with a gun.
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LoveMyDog
by Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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The crimal deserved to died for threathing anyone.  Your title sucks!

prommy
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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Quoting lga1965:

Yesh, hip hip hurrah for shooting people and putting yourself in the category of those who kill with a gun.

 Would it have been better if his family had been murdered by this animal? I believe in gun control, but this shop owner sounds like he knew what he was doing and was correct in his action.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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Gun stores are a huge target.  One in a town near me, the owner was beaten badly.  they guy was caught and the owner is elderly.

http://www.wlns.com/story/21728289/mid-michigan-gun-store-owner-attacked

Quoting jllcali:

Let me get this straight, this guy tried to rob a gun store?


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Rhiannon1980
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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 This is how guns should be used besides hunting. Its called self defence. I am glad no one else was hurt. This guy was defending his family. I can bet money that guy that tried to rob the store didn't get his gun the legal way, but the guy who owns that store did.

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