As of this past April, good guys don’t need a license to carry a gun in Georgia. A 23-year-old aspiring criminal learned that the hard way when he pistol whipped an employee of a fast food joint wanting money.
The employee, after enduring the thumping, drew his own heater and fired three rounds at his antagonist.
The freshly ventilated robber, later identified as Joshua Hickey, ran out of the restaurant sans any extra holiday cash. Cops found him not far away running low on hemoglobin. Police transported Hickey to a hospital where he eventually assumed ambient temperature.
WMAZ has the details including the obvious conclusion reached by investigators . . .
Police say a Warner Robins restaurant employee who shot and killed an armed robber was acting in self-defense.
“About 9:45 p.m. last night, there was a call received to 911 about a robbery in progress,” Sergeant Justin Clark recalled.
The call came in from the American Philly N Wings on Watson Boulevard. Police say 23-year-old Joshua Hickey tried to rob the place.
“Basically a male entered, later found to be Joshua Hickey, entered with a mask and a hood on. He did have a semi-automatic pistol,” he continued.
Sergeant Justin Clark with Warner Robins Police says Hickey jumped the counter and attempted to make his way to a door in the restaurant while demanding money. That’s when things escalated, Hickey allegedly pistol-whipped a worker and the two men fought over the gun.
“The restaurant worker was struck, hit the ground. As he was coming back up, he drew his own legally-owned firearm and fired three shots at Mr. Hickey. Mr. Hickey was struck twice and fled on foot,” Clark said about the tussle.
We can speculate all day long as to whether Mr. Hickey would still be walking among the living if he hadn’t been so impatient or violent in his armed robbery technique, rather than cracking the staffer over the head with his pistola.
In the end, the employee was able to stop the threat. Hopefully the unnamed employee still has his job and isn’t suffering too greatly in the aftermath of he attack and shooting and killing another person in righteous self-defense.