A Texas concealed carrier shot a man attempting to rob his wife outside a grocery store.
According to WFAA, 71-year-old Ronnie Lummus and his wife were leaving the Aldi Grocery Store in Dallas at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, when a 36-year-old man approached and suddenly snatched a necklace off the woman’s neck.
The suspect, who has not been identified, proceeded to knock the woman down to the ground and try to rob her, police said.
Lummus, who has a concealed carry permit, drew his firearm and shot at the suspect multiple times as he was trying to get away in a vehicle.
The suspect managed to escape the scene, but he died while driving the car, crashing into another vehicle parked nearby.
“The man had the gun in his hand,” witness Yadira Juarez said. “We ran up to the guy on the ground and checked his pulse, but he was already just laying there.”
As WFAA reports, Dallas police say the shooting was justified and have no plans on charging Lummus, but they forwarded the case to a grand jury to determine if Lummus will be indicted with a crime.
Texas law stipulates that a person can legally use deadly force on someone who is robbing them if they think “that is the only way they are going to be able to recover their property,” WFAA reported. In addition, the shooting has to occur as the robbery is taking place.
[h/t to GunsSaveLives.net]
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