After Jawad got his pistol and permit in April he posted signs in front of the counter to inform customers—and anyone up to no good—that someone who works at the store had a gun.A copy of his NRA Basic Pistol course certificate, and a sign reading, "Never mind the dog. Beware of owner," with a drawing of a revolver.
“I guess he didn’t read it well,” Jawad said, chuckling.
The store owner, Karar Jawad, 22, took over ownership from his father. He shot the armed bad guy 2 times.
The bad guy, one of 2 in the store, with a 3rd in the getaway vehicle, was dumped at a hospital by his associates. He is currently held by police.
[Police Lt.] Johnson confirmed Jawad has a permit for his gun. Even if he hadn’t had one, a storeowner or clerk is allowed to keep one at work and use it if his life is threatened, Johnson said. Jawad definitely had reason to fear for his life, Johnson said, and he had a legal right to fire at the alleged robber. As a result, police did not charge him with a crime.Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.