Gun-toting hero breaks up violent northeast Minneapolis armed robbery

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Around 9:30 last night, Matt Dosser was out for a walk when he came across two roughly 18-year-old-looking guys pounding violently on the door of the University Market on the 300 block of 37th Avenue Northeast.

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Dosser, a 41-year-old carry permit holder, told the Star Tribune that he saw one of the two carrying a gun, so he unholstered his own firearm.

The gun-wielding suspect "turned around and looked at me," Dosser told the Strib. "He stared at me. I had my weapon up. I didn't point the gun at the person. I had it at the ready, out of the holster."

"His buddy said something to him, and then he had this surprised look on his face, and they both ran to his vehicle and took off," Dosser continued.

He then entered the store, where he found the owner, 41-year-old Mohamed Ahmed, with his head split open as a result of being pistol-whipped by one of the suspects.

Dosser waited with Ahmed until police arrived.

Ahmed later explained that when the suspects entered the store in an attempt to rob the joint, he tried to fight them.

"One tried to distract him and the other whacked him with a pistol," Dosser told the Strib. "Somehow, he got them out of the store and they were trying to get back in."

Ahmed told the Strib his store's surveillance camera caught a clear image of one of the suspect's faces, which he hopes will help police make arrests.

Dosser, meanwhile, characterized the incident as an example of how guns can be used for the greater good.

"Police can't be everywhere," he told the Strib.

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InequalityForever
InequalityForever

Celebrate the countless infinite innumerable amazing vibrant benefits of Divershitty.

Donald Ivers
Donald Ivers

I've been to that store before. I hope they catch them.

Sandi Spars
Sandi Spars

Brian Kayser...one for you!! Share this with Phil. ;)

Chris Bonneville
Chris Bonneville

It looks like a place that'd get robbed. Glad that Ahmed is okay.

Nick Jude
Nick Jude

It'll be interesting to find out if the criminals were legal gun holders... No they're not. But a ban on guns would have solved that.

Kurt Vatland
Kurt Vatland

No description of suspects. Haaha surprize!

Brittany Nicholas
Brittany Nicholas

Lets ban guns though, let crooks get away with their crimes.

Deb Goff
Deb Goff

YEAH ~ Finally some more positivity in the world!!

Joe Halvarson
Joe Halvarson

Considering this is probably the first time they've read a story like this in 10 years, when there are supposedly 3 of these a day in Minnesota, yeah they did.

Joe Halvarson
Joe Halvarson

I definitely approve of the outcome here. However, this is the first legitimate story I've read of defensive gun use when there are supposedly 1 - 2 million (high-end) civilian defensive uses of guns, and 55,000 - 85,000 (low-end) civilian defensive uses of guns a year in the USA. Even the low of the low-end puts this at 3 defensive gun uses per state per day. Whereas the highest of the high end would be 109 defensive gun uses per state per day. How is this the first story of a defensive gun use in Minnesota that I've read since we approved conceal and carry in 2003? Even if we consider media bias (which I don't think there truly would be, as this is the kind of story a lot of people would read, and that's all journalism really has become, perhaps ever was, eyes for advertising sales), should I not have heard of more than 1 when even the low estimate, also considering Minnesota's population versus the US as a whole, suggests I should have had the potential to read about 471 defensive gun uses a year? 4710 since the passage of this bill? I never thought crime would go up or down because of conceal and carry and, although I was against its passage at the time, I really have no interest in its repeal, as it will make a statistically-speaking zero % impact on crime. However, I prefer to strive to live in a place where people don't feel the need to carry or own guns outside of hunting or other recreational reasons.

Elly Thorson
Elly Thorson

Holy crap...I was just in there last week! Now I know why I felt uneasy...

Alyssa Maizan
Alyssa Maizan

Instead of using the word "hero" let's just say that my friend Matt Dosser (who happens to be a great guy) did the right thing and helped out somebody in need. As a society, we need fewer "heroes" and more people doing the right thing.

Rex Angeli
Rex Angeli

Only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun...

Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan

I feel so much safer.....we shall see if Matt ends up in the news like our hero in Florida......lets just get rid of the polic and these heroes can save us......hell let get rid of paramedics and fire fightters too...and the army how about them.....

Dane Verret
Dane Verret

Seems like Mohammed Ahmed might be the hero of this one, not Matt Dosser. Fought two guys with a gun out of a store? Cmon bruh.

Christian Johnson
Christian Johnson

I hope this emasculation occasion doesn't cause the perps to have an itchy trigger finger next time

Dale Schaefer
Dale Schaefer

Thank you gor posting that not just bad guys tote guns

Luna Wolf
Luna Wolf

Brett do you still live by here?

Lilly Mau
Lilly Mau

That's what stops a bad guy with a gun....a good guy with one

moonshinegrrl
moonshinegrrl

Nick please, honey do you think criminals would not get their hands on firearms? What dream world do you live in? This is America love guns or leave it

LordInfamous
LordInfamous

Right, because criminals would never want to own a gun if doing so was illegal.  Please, take your head out of the sand, Nick.

info3592
info3592

Looks like maybe you just aren't paying attention.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Yeah if only all those dead kids in Newtown would have had guns. 

LordInfamous
LordInfamous

@info3592 The stories are out there if you look hard enough.  What would you tell the familis of police officers slain by gun-toting permit holders?  How about the families of victims to mass shootings by the same lunatics?  Idiot.

LordInfamous
LordInfamous

@info3592 Why do you keep posting the same article from the same biased 'news' source?  You've now lost any and all credibility.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Exactly, not nearly as many would have died

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mingtran Yeah - great idea idiot - 5 year olds with guns.

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