Another Good Guy With A Gun?

Details are sparse as this is written, but it seems as if a citizen with a carry permit shot a would-be robber in downtown Saint Paul last night :

The shooting happened during an attempted robbery at Wacouta St and 5th St E in St. Paul just before 8 p.m.

Lindsers say the would-be robbery victim happened to be a conceal carry permit holder and shot him. He received non-life threatening injuries.

Was it a good shoot?  Well, if it was, we likely won’t hear any more about it.

Fingers crossed.

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  1. The latest from the Strib has more details:

    Man with permit to carry shoots would-be armed robber in downtown St. Paul
    The suspect had his gun pointed at three people in a car in Lowertown, police said.
    By Paul Walsh Star Tribune NOVEMBER 8, 2017 — 11:10AM

    With a handgun pointed at him and his passengers, a man behind the wheel of a car in downtown St. Paul responded with his own gun and shot the perpetrator, authorities said Wednesday.

    The thwarted stickup occurred shortly before 8 p.m. near 6th and Wacouta streets in the Lowertown neighborhood and close to many dining and drinking establishments, police said.

    Police said the driver holds a government-issued permit to carry a firearm. Police are withholding his identity “due to safety concerns,” said police spokesman Steve Linders.

    The wounded man, 31 years old and from St. Paul, was taken to Regions Hospital and was expected to survive, Linders said.

    The driver told police at the scene near Mears Park that the suspect approached his car and “pointed a handgun at the people in the vehicle,” Linders said.

    The motorist “produced a handgun and shot and struck the man standing outside,” the spokesman continued.

    Linders said it appears that the wounded man was attempting to rob the vehicle’s three occupants. The suspect has yet to be charged. The Star Tribune generally does not name suspects until they are charged.

    The suspect’s criminal history in Minnesota includes convictions for robbery, selling illicit drugs and disorderly conduct,

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