Our example of situational awareness in gun store robbery/murder attempts today comes from South America.
A criminal was killed this Saturday (26) during an attempted robbery at a place that’s 32 miles from the city of San Cristóbal in Paraguay, about 130 miles from Foz do Iguaçu.
According to police, two thieves arrived at the establishment and gave a voice of robbery, but the owner reacted.
Security camera footage from the store shows the moment when two robbers enter with guns drawn and the quick reaction of the owner who pulls his pistol from his waist and shoots the robbers. One of them falls and the other runs away and flees with the support of another partner who was waiting in the getaway vehicle.
WATCH (warning: graphic video)
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Bad guys’ mistakes gave him an opportunity to react, and he did.
The owner was wounded in the arm. Family members tried to chase the bandits who were later arrested by the police.
The gun shop where it all started had already suffered another robbery attempt not long ago.
Firearm trainers typically tell their students never try to draw down on a bad guy when his or her gun is pointed at you. However, all of that goes out the window when the criminal has already opened fire. That’s exactly what happened in a Paraguay gun store last month as a pair of armed robbers stormed in, guns a-blazing.
With one robber shooting at him, the owner had no choice to but draw and engage. He did so, even after taking a round to the arm, firing from the hip, and making good hits.
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