Vietnam Vet Age 70 Shoots Two Armed Robbers
The 23-year-old attacker will be charged with the murder of his accomplice for his involvement in the crime once he is released from the hospital. “If you’re engaged in a forcible felony and someone (no matter who) dies during the course of your crime, you are accountable for murder…”
A 70-year-old Vietnam veteran defended himself with his legally concealed firearm against a pair of much younger armed robbers on Thursday near St. Louis, Mo.
As the veteran was dropping off a friend, a 19-year-old male and a 23-year-old male pulled up next to him in a car, asked for directions, and then pulled out a gun. The 70-year-old veteran pulled out his own gun and shot at both of the men as they attempted to rob him. The 19-year-old suspect was killed and the 23-year-old was injured during the encounter.
Tom Gibbons, the state attorney for Madison County, Ill., told KSDK the shooting was justified.
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“He feared for his own life,” Gibbons told the NBC affiliate. “He feared for the life of his friend and just took decisive action in that moment.” More