A couple of scumbags in St. Louis who thought that they could do whatever they want since it’s supposedly racist to say that they can’t, picked the wrong man to jump in hopes of taking off with his cash. They assumed it was an easy target since he’s 70-years-old, but made a big mistake in the process.
On Thursday morning, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran was dropping off his friend when two men drove up next to them and pulled a gun. The vet had a concealed weapon and without hesitating, he shot and killed one of the thugs and injured the other one. However, it’s what happened right after that nobody saw coming when someone else saw what he had done to these thugs.
Rather than being the victim, the veteran did what was within his legal right to do to defend himself when these violent strangers posed an obvious threat to his life. The State Attorney was faced with a decision on the incident of whether to press charges for killing a man or send him free and shocked the liberal community with saying “Let this be a warning to criminals.” If you break the law, you may wind up staring down the barrel of a gun. Exactly right.
It’s obvious the veteran feared for his life and his friend’s as well and just acted. No sympathy here for the two that were shot. They got what they had coming. In fact, by doing this, it may save lives as it could scare off criminals like this. It went beyond self preservation and right into heroism.
From On Your Side:
An armed veteran from St. Louis killed one man and injured another during an armed robbery attempt in the metro east.
But, on Friday, prosecutors said the veteran’s actions are justified, and could help solve dozens of other violent crimes in Illinois and Missouri.
Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said this case should serve as a warning to criminals. If you’re coming to the Metro East to break the law, you could end up staring down the barrel of a gun.
Thursday morning, Venice police were called to the 200-block of Abbott Street for reports of a shooting. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said it happened as a 70-year-old Vietnam Veteran from St. Louis was dropping off his friend.
“Two individuals rolled up next to them in a vehicle, asked for directions, and when they had their attention, took out a firearm,” Gibbons said.
Gibbons said the veteran responded by opening fire with a concealed weapon, killing one suspect — 19-year-old Billy Dickerson — and injuring the other — 23-year-old Perry Richardson.
“He feared for his own life,” Gibbons said. “He feared for the life of his friend and just took decisive action in that moment.”
Both suspects were wanted for other violent crimes across the bi-state that could now see some closure. They had long, extensive rap sheets. These were really bad guys. The police stated: “We’re able to probably, I believe, able to solve possibly dozens of other armed robberies in the area.” Looks like they hit the jackpot with this one.
The police on the veteran and his actions: “This is an example of a law-abiding citizen protecting himself, exercising his right to self-defense.” As for the thug who was wounded, he’s now charged in the death of the other would be robber. “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.” Sucks to be him. I’m proud of that veteran and I hope others follow his lead.