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A ROBBERY At A Gun Shop!

Officer involved shooting near Phoenix gun shop

By Jim Cross
Originally published: Mar 3, 2014 – 6:31 am

Officer involved shooting near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road after an attempted robbery at a gun shop. (Jim Cross/KTAR)

PHOENIX — A robbery at a gun shop in Phoenix led to an officer involved shooting early Monday.

Officers and a SWAT team were searching for one suspect in the area of 19th Avenue and Camelback Road shortly after 6 a.m. while two others had been detained.

One suspect may have been shot in the hand. No officers were hurt.

Traffic was stopped between Camelback and Missouri roads on 19th Avenue for a couple of hours but have since been re-opened.

As of 7 a.m. police had conducted the residential search and all side streets were re-opened.

The residential area search on 19th Ave. (OIS) is complete, side streets are open. Clearing the gun store and adjacent buildings now.

— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) March 3, 2014

The light rail was also affected, with passengers being asked to get off and a bus will take them to the next station.

By 8 a.m. it was back to running on normal schedule.

Jim Cross, Reporter

Well, THIS got my blood pumping this morning!  This was the gun store where I used to hang out (and allegedly ‘worked’ part-time) a few years back!  And I saw the headline and the location and freaked out!

Of course, reporters are not lawyers.  Or cops, or even have a clue about most things, apparently (excluding Biff, of course!).

You see, it was an attempted BURGLARY of a closed store, NOT a robbery!  No store personnel were present.  It was dark out, before breakfast Monday morning!  The store opens @ 10:00 A.M.  I’m guessing crack reporter Mr. Cross doesn’t understand that robbery and burglary are NOT synonymous!

Maroon reporters!


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “A ROBBERY At A Gun Shop!

  1. Used to work with a fire captain that loved to hang out there. With all the folks that showed up at that shop on a regular basis, I’m suprised they weren’t eyewitnesses! 😉

    Posted by KM | March 3, 2014, 12:50 pm
  2. Since every gun store employee I’ve ever seen on duty has been armed, an attempted robbery would be unwise.

    But, to the other point – you actually expect a reporter to know what they are talking about? I can’t remember when the last time that was true.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 3, 2014, 12:50 pm
  3. I know the difference only because I learned it on the job as a police dispatcher, a few decades back. The reporter should have learned such things, too … but then, “integrity” is such an old-fashioned concept, ya know?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 3, 2014, 1:14 pm
  4. Incompetence… It’s the new reporting ability… spew words without the ‘benefit’ of a dictionary… sigh

    Posted by OldNFO | March 4, 2014, 6:46 am
  5. Lost, stolen, or in some ATF agent’s collection?

    Posted by kx59 | March 6, 2014, 7:39 pm

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