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SOTG 418 - AK47 Wielding Gunman vs. Concealed Carrier

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A gunman walked into a Waffle House in Texas waving an AK and demanding money from the register and patrons.

What he ended up with was more than he expected, thanks to the actions of a concealed carry permit holder. We have not one, but two “GO Team” moments for you in this episode.

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From controversialtimes.com:

An AK-47 wielding gunman is unconscious and fighting for his life in the hospital after a licensed concealed carrier took him down when he tried to rob a Waffle House in Desoto, Texas.

The gunman, identified by police as 26-year-old Antione Devon Cooper , is accused of attempting to rob the Waffle House around 2:30a.m. on July 7.

Patrons of the restaurant told police that Cooper entered the Waffle House armed with his AK-47 rifle and began waving it around, demanding money from both the register and individual customers inside.

One of the customers who was robbed, whose identity is being withheld by police, is a licensed concealed carrier who was waiting for his wife to join him for a late night meal.

Biding his time, the concealed carrier waited until Cooper, still carrying his AK-47, began to leave the establishment before jumping into action – grabbing his gun and following Cooper outside.

Once outside, the concealed carrier called out to Cooper, who then turned to face the customer and pointed the rifle in his direction – at which point the carrier shot him numerous times.

Police responding to the 911 call of an armed robbery found Cooper on the ground, bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds.

The concealed carrier told police he was waiting for his wife to arrive at the Waffle House and he feared the gunman would target her if she arrived while he was there.

Police said the customer who shot the suspect was not arrested. The case will be submitted to a grand jury for review.

From www.wlbz2.com:

A Washington man, legally carrying a firearm, said he felt it was his ‘personal responsibility’ to intervene in a shooting Sunday afternoon in Augusta.

Daniel Chavanne said he witnessed the shooting incident in the Augusta WalMart parking lot and felt he had to act.

Chavanne said he and the other man drew their guns and told the people in the cars to break it up and get down on the ground.

“If a situation is there, you have – not just a personal responsibility – but a civil responsibility to uphold the sanctity of the community,” said Chavanne. “That was the moment – the situation was there, and I reacted.”

Police said three of the people involved in the actual shooting are from New York and that the fourth person involved is a woman from Augusta.

Police said after the shooting, the people got out and started fighting with each other. That is when Chavanne and another bystander stepped in.

“I informed them that I had a gun, to break it up and get down on the ground. It’s what any right-minded person should have done.”

Police said two of those four people did listen, while the other two got in a car and drove off. Police were able to track the additional people down.

One of the men arrested suffered some minor injuries, including a grazing from a bullet across his stomach.

Chavanne said getting involved was just a natural reaction, and that he carries a gun almost all the time.

“If you get in your vehicle, do you automatically put your seatbelt on? Why? Just because something may happen, right? That’s why [I carry a gun],” said Chavanne.

The Augusta Police Department said caution must be used in these situations.

“The outcome in this incident was the preferred outcome; however, from our standpoint, we would encourage people: make yourself safe, make your family safe, and then just become a good witness for us,” said Lieutenant Chris Massey with the Augusta Police Department. “We certainly would not want to encourage citizens to intervene in something like this because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Officials also said their job could be more difficult if bystanders are drawing weapons.

“They don’t know who is who, so that can be a little confusing,” said Lt. Massey.

Police encourage bystanders to become “good witnesses,” by remembering or writing down observations of the crime so that they can provide details to police.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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