Darwin Award Winner from 2013
After stepping around a marked
police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J
Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of
customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon
seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a
few wild shots from a target pistol.
The officer and a clerk
promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and
fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime
scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The
subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified
rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.