WHO Needs a Gun in a Bar?

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  1. Malum Prohibitum

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    Looks like this guy defended himself properly, but left the scene after the shooting . . .

    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbc ... /609040367

    Hoosier shot to death while attempting to rob bar patron
    The Indianapolis Star


    LAWRENCE, Ind. -- A would-be robber died Saturday after his intended victim pulled out a handgun and shot him five times, authorities said.
    Police identified the robber as Ronald Zenor, 29, of Indianapolis, who was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he died.

    The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. as the Sports Page Lounge, a Lawrence bar, was closing. Eric Conter, 22, of Indianapolis, had left the bar and climbed into his pickup. Zenor reached through the window, tried to pull a necklace off Conter's neck and began choking him, Lawrence police Chief Jack Bailey said.

    Conter pulled out his 9mm pistol and shot Zenor, Bailey said.
    Conter drove off, but he later contacted Indianapolis police. He also gave a statement to Lawrence detectives. Bailey said Conter, who has a permit for his gun, had a witness who verified his account.

    Police believe Zenor was involved in a robbery outside another bar about half an hour before he was shot. That robbery victim's driver's license and credit card were found on Zenor.

    While Conter was not arrested, investigators' findings about the shooting will be given to the Marion County prosecutor's office, Bailey said.