March 10, 2009

Gun Shop Employee Shoots Robbery Suspect

WAUKEGAN, Ill.--From the Lake County News-Sun of March 5, 2009:

Five suspects were in custody after a shooting incident Wednesday afternoon at Schrank's Smoke 'N Gun where police said robbery was the apparent motive.

One male suspect was flown to a hospital after suffering three gunshot wounds. An employee of the gun shop was treated at an area hospital.

According to witness accounts, a subject went behind the counter at the store at 2010 Washington St., and was engaged with a store clerk in a verbal altercation that turned physical, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Wayne Walles said.

At one point, the store clerk produced a pistol and fired at the subject, striking him in the chest twice and once in the leg.

The store clerk inadvertently shot himself in the hand during the struggle, police said.

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Comments (11)

It would seem that what actually occurred was an altercation between the clerk and the alleged robber. Yes, who would want to rob a gunstore during store hours? But let us not be more right than the actual security video. I would surmise that the gunstore has one???

Posted by: Ulraman77 | March 16, 2009 3:44 AM    Report this comment

The liberals job has been to thwart Darwinism, and look where that has got us.

Posted by: Robert J | March 13, 2009 2:07 PM    Report this comment

I was watching a cop show the other day which showed two kids trying to rob a police station. With BB guns, no less.

The human gene pool desperately needs some evolutionary chlorine.

Posted by: Gaviota | March 13, 2009 12:40 PM    Report this comment

Psycho murderers know what gun free zones REALLY are good for. Psycho thieves (AKA legislators) do not. Maybe you have to be an idiot also to legislate.

Posted by: Tim C | March 13, 2009 12:00 PM    Report this comment

Gun free zones are such a joke. I have a concealed weapons permit in Michigan and schools and churchs are gun free zones. The two big shootings in the news this week were in a church and in a school. I just cannot find the logic in why these are gun free zones.

Posted by: Robert J | March 13, 2009 8:59 AM    Report this comment

The Robber must have heard how well the gun industry has been doing during this recession and thought he would make a large score if he got the jump on an unsuspecting clerk. This is the only conclusion I can come up with. He could have attempted to rob customers outside the shop but at best he'd only make one small score before authorities were alerted. If you consider how the dollar is performing in the International Market and the current high demand for handguns, I would have told the clerk to keep the cash but hand me over all the guns. RE: Clerk Injury, I suspect the clerk had a pocket rocket that knocked his finger out of its socket.

Posted by: JWallace | March 13, 2009 12:21 AM    Report this comment

Got to agree with all the above dumb shits are the only ones that try to rob a gun store. Good for the clerk, every gun store I know everyone working there carry guns and know how to use them

Posted by: bear1 | March 12, 2009 5:35 PM    Report this comment

This proves why "Gun Free Zones" are so important to criminals and this administration. We must provide a safe work environment for murderers, muggers, rapists, child abusers, and thieves to ply their trade. They all vote liberal after all and this administration can't lose valuable supporters just because they have an "alternate lifestyle" and an "unconventional means" of supporting themselves. I say to the store clerk "Good shooting and get well soon."

Posted by: TBILL | March 12, 2009 4:34 PM    Report this comment

Hoefully the clerk is OK. Adrenaline and close quarters fighting can make you stumble. It sounds like a good shoot. If the suspect lives, let's hope he's sterile. Otherwise his mentally off-balanced children could be President or Secretary of State.

Posted by: Tim C | March 12, 2009 3:44 PM    Report this comment

I must agree with SaveTheGuns! What kind of dumb ass robs a gun store? Every gun shop owner, or for that matter, every gun show exhibitor I have seen, usually wears a handgun or has one close by for just the purpose that is illustrated here. I do, however, have to question the gun handling procedures of a person who accidentally shoots them-self in the process of defending them-self.

Posted by: canovack | March 12, 2009 11:14 AM    Report this comment

You've got to be an f'n dumbass to rob a gun store. If the state and federal governments would simply adopt my anti-crime suggestions, stuff like this would stop.

Posted by: | March 12, 2009 10:15 AM    Report this comment

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