A Cincinnati prosecutor declined to charge the store owner in the death of a man attempting to rob her store in January.
The robbery occurred at 4:30 p.m. at the Glenway Pony Keg in Cincinnati, Ohio when James Douglas entered and told the store owner he would kill her if she didn’t give him all the money. She complied with his instructions and took the money out of the cash register and handed it to him.
But Douglas didn’t count on her being a licensed CCW holder. The 63-year-old woman drew her Ruger LCP and fired three rounds. All three found him. Douglas stumbled out of the store and soon succumbed to his wounds.
This is an example of why you should always be armed, and know when the proper moment to act is. Staring down the barrel of a gun requires you to wait, as this armed defender did, until you have the advantage.
Douglas was armed with a 9mm pistol loaded with a full magazine but no round in the chamber. The store owner fired 3 rounds from her Ruger LCP, which is chambered in .380. Since all three rounds hit their mark (Douglas’s chest), we are given an example of the potential lethality of the .380 caliber.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, believes recent family and financial problems may have driven Douglas to commit the crime as officers have seen a recent rash of similar, desperate robberies in the area.
Deters said in a news conference:
“If you go into a store with a gun or a home with a gun to rob it, you have forfeited your right not to be shot. This guy was just in a horrible spiral, but he’s got kids and it’s very sad that he resorted to this type of violence.”
The prosecutor went on to say,
“I feel badly for the children of this man that got shot, but he brought it on himself.”
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