Tevin Cameron Horton figured he’s pick up a little extra cash when he strolled into the N&A convenience store and pulled a gun on the clerk. But Bashir Aldafari lunged for the stick-up man’s gun . . .
The two briefly struggled and the clerk tried to run to another area of the store but was followed by Horton.
Police say that is when the clerk pulled out his own gun and fired shots at Horton. Horton then fled the scene, Knightdale police said.
Authorities brought tracking dogs to the store area and searched for Horton.
When they found Horton, he was leaking from a gunshot wound, for which he had a perfectly good excuse.
Horton told officers he had been shot in a drive-by shooting but surveillance video and other evidence placed him at the scene of the robbery, according to police.
Aldafari was unhurt and won’t be charged for engaging in lawful self-defense. Horton, on the other hand, is facing armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon raps. Another successful defensive gun use, one of 2.5 million that happen every year in the US. All’s well that ends well.