Skip to comments.AZ:Attempted robbery ends with victim shooting suspect, police say (Update)
Posted on 05/01/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT by marktwain
Two of the three suspects arrested in connection with an attempted robbery that ended with one of the suspects getting shot, made their initial appearances in Yuma Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Katz went on to tell the court that Rivas was the alleged getaway driver in the crime and waited in the car around the corner while Estrada and his brother approached the victim.
"The victim was in town visiting a family member and was standing outside a residence when he was approached by two males," Katz said. "They demanded his wallet, when he didnt comply, they demanded his wallet again. It was at that point that they brandished a weapon and (the victim), himself a gun owner, took out his own .45-caliber weapon. Refusing to be a victim, he fired and struck one of the assailants in the neck."
After running from the scene, Katz said the Estrada brothers ran back to the getaway car and Rivas drove to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where they were later arrested. He also said, in addition to the car being covered in blood, a blue bandanna, which the victim said one of his assailants was wearing, was seen in plain view inside the car.
"The defendant is the registered owner of the car that is found at YRMC, where he dropped off one of his accomplices who had been shot in the neck, given there is a blue bandanna found in plain sight, and given that this defendant confessed later on to law enforcement and said that they had simply gone to take down this man so that they could get a wallet because they needed money," Katz said in asking for the bond.
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The noise alone should have been enough for the perps to poop their pants. There is a lot of pressure and noise from a 45. I’d imagine (having only been on the grip side of one at the range and plinking) that it is downright frigging intimidating on the muzzle.
Action beats reaction almost every time.
The man showed excellent gun control!
Excellent gun control would have been a double tap to center mass with the perp going to the morgue.