The story from wbsm.com is No Bail for Surviving Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery in New Bedford. The key word there is ‘surviving.’ That’s 28-year-old Kyle Dawson who’s still breathing. His accomplice, 24-year-old Christopher Dunston is no longer with us.
The two got into a cab in New Bedford, Massachusetts earlier this month and put a knife to the driver’s throat.
The Yellow Cab Company driver told police he was able to escape the choke hold and retreive his firearm in time to fire several shots into the back seat, fatally striking Dunton four times.
A clear cut case of armed self defense if ever there was one. Even in the Bay State.
The driver, who had a concealed carry permit, suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. Depending on cab company policy, he may lose his job, but he’ll live to drive another day.