After Action Report: One Armed Customer vs. Four Armed Robbers

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Houston Chronicle reports on an attempt to rob a bar by four armed men in Harris County. The robbery was foiled by a customer who was carrying. He fatally shot two of the robbers who fired at least three rounds at him.

O’Donnell, who was not there at the time of the incident, said a head bartender and waitress were closing up for the night when two men walked into the bar and demanded everyone get down on the floor. Two other men “lingered at the bar door,” she said.

That’s when a customer at the bar pulled his own gun and started shooting at the men, she said. The attempted robbers fired at least three rounds inside the bar, said O’Donnell.

“That man was a hero,” said O’Donnell. “We could have had some bodies.”

The customer fled the scene and has not been located by police. As Vox Popoli noted on his blog, four robbers were not enough to guarantee a successful robbery.

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  • Nick Bruns Nick Bruns on Oct 08, 2014

    That's a slippery slope. All of the involved persons were breaking the law. I think it might be difficult for the shooter/hero, as good a deed as he did, to get away with this one. It's too bad that Texas has that law, basically protecting the antagonists.

  • Underoverlay Underoverlay on Oct 08, 2014

    If the video shows the customer started shooting first then I'm not sure how sympathetic a jury would be.

    However you gotta admit that dude had both balls & skills to go up against 4:1 odds & come out with no one injured other than the perps.

    If they find the guy & this goes to court it'll be interesting to see how the outcome of the case affects Texas' firearms bar ban.

    BTW, from the same article: "A homeowner Thursday confronted three men breaking into his home and shot one of them, according to authorities."

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    • Bubba Bubba on Oct 10, 2014

      @Bubba Chirp.