An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect, reports Bob Price, associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas.
Price reported that in early October, Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses, and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to a statement by the Conroe Police Department. Further, the statement read:
“… As the store employee attempted to retrieve a weapon to defend himself, the suspect fired his weapon at the employee. Employees returned fire, striking at least one of the suspects. The suspect died at the scene. Three additional suspects fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger, which was found abandoned/disabled close to the scene. The three remaining suspects remain at large.”
As we have noted in previous posts, Texas law offers a lot of self-defense protections for the shopkeeper, home owner, or other person who has a legal right to be in a certain place. To see a fuller discussion of the “no duty to retreat” concept in Texas law, and to read what the terms “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine” mean in Texas, click here.
Also, to read more thorough treatments of when you can legally use your gun in self defense, consult Chapters Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten in Texas Gun Law: Armed And Educated. Click here to learn more and to order. Click here to download a digital copy of the book for your portable electronic device.