In this case an armed robber held up a convenience store. He got the money - the store owner handed it to him, after he entered the store and fired one shot from a handgun. But did he leave and go on his way with his ill gotten gains? No.
As Fairley was walking out of the store, Trinh said Fairley raised his gun toward Trinh in a threatening manner.So as he was leaving, Fairley apparently decided that leaving a witness behind was a bad idea. Fortunately, Mr. Trinh, the store owner, refused to be a victim.
Trinh then produced his own handgun and fired at least one round, striking Fairley in the left shoulder, [Police Lt. Paul] Leonard said.Even after all of this, Mr. Trinh managed to record the license plate number of the vehicle the goof-ball drove away in. Officers caught up with Fairley a few hours later and took him to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. He was then put in jail and is facing an armed robbery charge.
Being nice to violent criminals will not stop them from being violent criminals. Giving them what they want is no guarantee they won't turn around and shoot you. Self-defense works, as this case demonstrates. Self-defense is a human right.
Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.