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Heroic Security Guard Stops Armed Robbery At Apple Store

Early Tuesday morning, an armed man attempted to break into an Apple store in Dallas wearing full body armor and carrying an assault rifle.

It was around 2:30am on October 8th when the attempted robbery occurred on the 3100 block of Knox Street close to Mckinney Avenue in Dallas, TX. According to police, witnesses describe the criminal as an adult black male who appeared to be armed with an assault rifle and wearing full body armor when the event occurred.

At this moment, a retired Dallas Police officer, now working as a security guard, noticed the criminal attempting to break into the back of the Apple store and took action to stop it.

The criminal attempted to disarm and overpower the security guard, according to police, but he was unsuccessful. It was at this point that the former DPD officer unholstered his weapon and shot the armed thief multiple times, saving more than just a few Apple products.

The suspect ran away after being shot, but did not get far before collapsing and being taken to Baylor Medical Center, where he would later die. Neither his name, nor the name of the security guard have yet been released. According to local CBS, the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit is still conducting an investigation into the crime.

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This man is a hero and if not for his gun and training in the use of it, he may not still be here today. However, this is not an isolated incident of defensive use of firearms either. In fact, according to Forbes “Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

So when politicians keep bringing up buy-backs, red flag laws and making firearms illegal just remember: GUNS SAVE LIVES.