Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Big Apple of the West Edition

John Saul owns and lives in the curiously named New York Store Western Outfitters in Walla Walla, Washington. That’s how he came to confront a known gang member who broke into the store—no doubt craving a bialy and a schmeer—at 2:30 Friday morning. They got into a fight with Saul firing a number of shots at Caspar Chavira, Jr., hitting him at least three times. But there’s some question as to where the whole thing went down . . .

Police found the burglar outside with bullet wounds on his calf, torso and head.  They have not said whether the shooting was inside or outside the store.  Although, they have confirmed that five shell casings were found outside of the store.

Chavira was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center where he died around 3:30am Friday.

No word as to whose casings those were outside. And just because some shots were fired outside the store doesn’t necessarily mean Saul continued to fire after the threat was over (the po-po are still piecing the whole magilla together).

Saul, though, is no idiot. Despite being approached by a TV reporterette, he’s exercising his right to STFU about what happened. And Chavira certainly won’t be available to shed any light on the situation.