A would-be robber targeted the wrong victim when he allegedly tried to rob a man with a licensed CCW at gunpoint. The permit holder drew his weapon and the two men exchanged gunfire. The robber attempted to run away but died after he crossed the street.
The shooting reportedly occurred at the end of a driveway in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The permit holder says he was at the end of his driveway when the other man, identified as 20-year-old Armaj Craig, attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The police have said that witnesses are corroborating his story.
According to police, the men exchanged gunfire and Craig was killed in the incident.
The licensed CCW holder was not arrested. The police are continuing to investigate the shooting. Further details were not released.
“A loss of life is a tragedy,” State Rep. Pat Garofalo (R) wrote in response to the incident. “But when a criminal pulls a gun, they risk ending their life. Concealed carry works.”
A 2003 law in Minnesota changed the permit application process from the discretionary “may issue” standard to a “shall issue” standard which requires sheriffs to grant permits to all applicants who meet minimum requirements.
This incident just goes to show that you never know when a threat will appear, and it’s important to stay vigilant. The CCW permit holder was in his driveway when he was threatened at gunpoint. The situation could have turned out much differently if he hadn’t had his gun on his person—or if he wasn’t trained to use his weapon accurately.
Whenever a criminal pulls a gun, they assume the risk that someone may be carrying a concealed weapon. As this case turned out, the CCW permit holder was able to use his gun to send the criminal running, and the robber paid the ultimate price for his attempted crime.