Good Samaritan shoots, kills man robbing and beating old woman

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When the man witnessed the violent crime, he pulled his own gun and chased the mugger.
Last night in the span of just a few minutes, Minneapolis police received two 911 calls. The first told them that a man was robbing and pistol-whipping an elderly woman in the parking lot of a south Minneapolis Cub Foods.

The second call told the cops that the mugger was dead.

According to police, a Good Samaritan witnessed the crime and used his own gun to shoot and kill the criminal, who is currently described only as a man in his 20s.

The Good Samaritan was taken into custody, and police are still investigating the incident, but so far the story checks out: When cops arrived on the scene, they found the old woman with lacerations on her head where the mugger hit her with his gun.

The crime call came in around 9:45 p.m. from the Cub Foods on the 2800 block of 26th Avenue South. The robbery suspect was then fatally shot behind the Super Grand Buffet on the same block.

The Good Samaritan told police he'd witnessed the woman's assault and chased the mugger down the street, confronting and then shooting the mugger. The man told police he had a concealed carry permit, and immediately turned over his gun to police.

Police also found the gun supposedly used in the crime itself. The woman assaulted was bleeding from her head but her injuries were not considered serious.

Police are still investigating the incident, and anyone who can help clear up what happened can call the TIPS line at 612-692-8477.

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18 comments
Guest
Guest

Not enough info to determine if it was justifiable or not. If he was chasing the perp to get the purse back and the perp shot at him, then the perp got what he deserved. If the guy chased him down and shot him just because, he is gioing to be in trouble. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Either way I don't feel sorry for the dead guy or his family. He chose his own actions and they got him killed.

rockford
rockford

When did a 53 year old woman become an elderly woman?

Innocent Bystander?
Innocent Bystander?

Justifiable homicide? Or vigilante justice? BTW: this isn't really about gun rights. This could be about a man being prosecuted for murder or a man that will be praised for his stepping in and protecting an elderly woman. 

The mugger had fled the scene and this man pursued him and shot him. The "Good Samaritan" had a choice. He made it. Does it fall under self defense? No.

I'm undecided about this case. It may end up where this man will be punished for what some feel was the right thing to do.

Flapjack
Flapjack

FANTASTIC!  After 3 or 4 more of these incidents, how much do you want to bet the crime rate goes down, and how much do you want to bet that that decline in crime will never be covered by the MSM.  It will only be accessible to those willing to do the research.

As for the dead piece of human trash, good riddance.  His death (which came too late) will not be in vain-he will serve as an example to other sh**-stains out there that there are, in fact, consequences to their actions up to and including death.

Killyourself
Killyourself

that asshole was somebodies son, brother, grandson. We all make mistakes.... The old bitches injuries weren't severe... As where he died. Not justifiable by any means.

and oscar.... Choke on a dick.

Greg
Greg

Asshole tries to rob an old lady,,gets himself killed instead,, WELL DONE !!  That's all I need to know.

Betsywarden
Betsywarden

Good journalism would report the exact time of the crime. This is important information. What time last night???

Oscar01
Oscar01

Hmmm...a piece of shit is dead because he had the balls to rob an old lady. Good riddance

a
a

I think the man should be congratulated - however, there is a fine line we have to draw before people go around shooting others.

Guy
Guy

now, now, everybody. let's have a nice, reasonable discussion about gun rights.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Wow, you are a piece of shit.

Pancakes_cousin
Pancakes_cousin

Well, "killyourself", by following your logic, that "old bitch" had more rights to be doing what she was there (legally) doing than the now dead thug.  She was also loved, as a sister, a wife, a daughter, a mother...

The asshole thug was counting on an easy victim, and he thought he'd found one.  Fortunately for society, she had an angel on her shoulder, one who was armed with the modern-day equivalent of a flaming sword.

So long, scumbag!  Enjoy your eternity in hell!

Guy
Guy

The Strib reports that there was "an exchange of gunfire," and that's also missing from this article. It's a pretty important detail.

Oscar01
Oscar01

It says the call came in at 9:45pm and shortly after the robber was dead. So do the math.

jp
jp

It's a pretty common occurance of this hack journalist to leave out information from his hack articles.  If it doesn't support the liberal agenda, this website doesn't usually publish it. 

Oscar01
Oscar01

Haha, What a joke. For christs sake, the incident happened between 9:45-9:50pm. How long do you think a robbery lasts?!?!

And this nonsense about blaming liberal journalism for leaving out the time of a crime(which is actually stated in the article as being 9:45pm). An even bigger joke.

vitajex
vitajex

Dead on.  The liberal agenda is to not report the exact time when someone was shot.

You sure got their number!

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