Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia Police have reported that a suspect in a carjacking that took place in the early hours of the evening on Monday, February 15th appears to have been shot twice in the head by his next intended victim.
Penn Live reports:
According to reports, around 6 p.m., two robbers stole a man’s wallet, cellphone and car at 10th and Spruce streets.
Then around 8:40 p.m., they tried to rob another man at 18th and Callowhill streets, but that man pulled out a gun and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects, reports indicate.
About 20 minutes later, police say a man in his mid-20s was found at 7th and Callowhill streets suffering from two gunshot wounds to the head.
He was found inside the stolen vehicle and was identified as a possible suspect in the earlier carjacking, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.
He was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition.
Cheif Inspector Scott Small told ABC 6 that they weren’t sure that it was the same guy:
“We’re not certain at this time if the shooting victim who was inside the carjacking victim’s vehicle was the actual perpetrator. However, he was in the vehicle just three hours after this vehicle was stolen. He still is going to be held as a suspect at this point due to the fact that he was in a vehicle that was stolen in a carjacking point-of-gun.”
It Looks Like A Pretty Solid Case
NBC Philadelphia reports with more details on the shooting:
“…that night, around 8:50, two men stopped a gray Chevy Cruz in front of a man walking near 18th and Vine streets and hopped out of the car, police said. The driver then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the 21-year-old victim as the second man began to frisk him.
The gunman then brought the gun closer to the victim’s body as the other man pulled out his wallet and cellphone, investigators said.
Fearing for his life, the victim — who has a license to carry — pulled out his 9mm handgun and fired two shots, police said. He then fired a third shot after being knocked down before running off.
As he was running off he looked back and saw the gunman on the ground and the second man trying to help him into the car, police said. The victim then alerted a security guard who called police.”
The second robber has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed against the man who shot in self defense.
Politicians Look Away
When law-abiding citizens are denied the right to defend themselves, criminals take over the streets — and politicians keep pretending that the crime is the fault of the law-abiding citizens!
More gun control! More paperwork! More rules! It’s all just a load of garbage because criminals just ignore new gun laws the same way the ignored the old gun laws!
Meanwhile, this story has something of a happy ending — if other violent criminals learn a lesson from this thug’s story. They shouldn’t assume that everybody is willing to stand back and be a victim!