May 22, 2007

DON’T BRING AN UNLOADED GUN TO A GUNFIGHT:

A robbery and crime spree aided by an unloaded gun came to a halt late Thursday when the gunman met more than his match: a gun with bullets.

Charles Parker Jr., 18, of Detroit was killed when a 53-year-old man pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot the teen, who was armed with an unloaded .22-caliber handgun.

Detroit police are calling it self-defense.

What else would you call it? And if you’ll read the whole story, you’ll see that the assailant had already been involved in carjacking attempts. Plus, I like this:

After the shooting, police questioned the 53-year-old man and released him, noting that he had a valid concealed weapons permit.

Then they gave him back his gun.

As they should have.

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