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Wow. The article is about as even-handed a description as I can conceive of from THP. Has anyone checked the temp in Hell as GM404 suggested?
 

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He has now been identified.

AND This article adds some details. The robbery was complete, and the customer followed the robber out to the parking lot, where he shot him.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crim...y-waffle-house-customer-desoto-police-say.ece
Oye...did I mention something about PERCEPTION in another thread? I am happy the perp is off the street, but perhaps a PHONE CALL to his wife would have been more appropriate (assuming he COULD call her). This only fuels the fire of the anti's.

One customer, who was legally carrying a concealed handgun, followed the robber into the parking lot because he was afraid for the safety of his wife, who was on her way to the Waffle House
EDIT: Well, if the good guy's story adds up, then I would change my assumption of a bad shot. This would be legal (although not too smart IMHO).

The customer called out to the robber, who turned and pointed the rifle at him, police said. The customer then shot the robber several times.
 

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It's still a legal shoot.

Why would it be illegal?

A citizen can arrest a fleeing armed robber. If the robber resists with an AK47, then he has what is coming to him, and the law is on the citizen's side. I assume Texas law is not so different from Georgia in this respect.
 

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"Police said the customer was not arrested."

My wife is notorious for not answering her cell phone...... Second guessing a shoot that the police/prosecutor aren't calling bad makes no sense to me.
 

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It's still a legal shoot.

Why would it be illegal?

A citizen can arrest a fleeing armed robber. If the robber resists with an AK47, then he has what is coming to him, and the law is on the citizen's side. I assume Texas law is not so different from Georgia in this respect.
I edited my post (probably while you were posting) and to be clear...it IS a good shoot IAW Texas Law.
 

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I noticed that it said at the end of the article: "Police said the customer who shot the suspect was not arrested. The case will be submitted to a grand jury for review."

My question; With Georgia's "immunity clause" (I think that is what it is called), had this happened here and the police did not arrest, would this have never made it to the "grand jury for review"?
 

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I noticed that it said at the end of the article: "Police said the customer who shot the suspect was not arrested. The case will be submitted to a grand jury for review."

My question; With Georgia's "immunity clause" (I think that is what it is called), had this happened here and the police did not arrest, would this have never made it to the "grand jury for review"?
Ah, THP added the statement since earlier today. The Dallas News article referenced ends with the quote I put in earlier.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crim...y-waffle-house-customer-desoto-police-say.ece
 

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Ah, THP added the statement since earlier today. The Dallas News article referenced ends with the quote I put in earlier.
I had not noticed your quote, nor was I attempting to highlight it. I was however asking another question about Georgia Law that tends to go unanswered around here for some reason.

Do you have to know a secret handshake or have over a thousand posts around here to have Georgia gun law questions answered?
 

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I noticed that it said at the end of the article: "Police said the customer who shot the suspect was not arrested. The case will be submitted to a grand jury for review."

My question; With Georgia's "immunity clause" (I think that is what it is called), had this happened here and the police did not arrest, would this have never made it to the "grand jury for review"?
My IANAL understanding is that immunity is an affirmative defense you raise at a hearing in the beginning of the proceedings. It's not an automatic get out-of-charges card. Cops may or may not recommend charges. Prosecutor may or may not file charges. Judge may or may not grant immunity motion.
 

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I noticed that it said at the end of the article: "Police said the customer who shot the suspect was not arrested. The case will be submitted to a grand jury for review."

My question; With Georgia's "immunity clause" (I think that is what it is called), had this happened here and the police did not arrest, would this have never made it to the "grand jury for review"?
It might go to them for review, but any smart lawyer would have it thrown out immediately.

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that sounds like the difference between a man that just has a gun, and one that knows how to use one coupled with the will to do so.
 

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In Georgia sometimes they give it to the grand jury for review just to have the grand jury return a no bill.


Look, we presented it to the grand jury, and they would not indict.
 
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