“One person is dead and another injured after a robbery turned shooting early Thursday morning at a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven. The two men shot were the suspected robbers.” That’s the report from 13newsnow.com about an early morning defensive gun use.
Three armed men were out for a night of serial Stop-N-Rob hold-ups in area. They’d already hit as many as three other stores when two of the suspects walked into a 7-Eleven and told the clerks to stick ’em up.
But . . .
Another citizen, who was already in the store and in possession of a legal weapon, confronted and shot the suspects, police said.
An officer located a third person a short distance away from the 7-11 and took him into custody.
One of the two died there. His partner was leaking badly, suffering what are reported as serious injuries. As they say in the movies (NSFW) . . .
A thankful clerk told a reporter in the interview below . . .
It was a man who obviously has his rights to bear arms, and he was and he saved our life. He’s a hero, that’s what that man is. Thank God he was here.
Police identified the man killed as 18-year-old Michael Moore. The other suspect, Ronald Lee Brookins Jr., 18, of Suffolk, is charged with two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, abduction and wearing a mask in public.
Deric Breon Simmons, 19, of Chesapeake, is also charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
As a customer who was in the store at the time of the shooting said . . .
“Thank God for that guy because who knows what could have happened,” she said. “I want to thank that guy personally. I want to buy him a steak dinner.”
Neither Shannon Watts, Ladd Everitt, Kris Brown, David Hogg, or any other member of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex could be reached for comment.