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Store Clerk Shoots Robber

Posted on | October 20, 2014 | 17 Comments

Rome, Georgia:

An attempted armed robbery suspect who was shot by a Maple Street store clerk remained hospitalized at a Chattanooga hospital late Sunday, according to Rome police officials.
Micah Wood, 24, of Rome — listed as a suspect in the early morning robbery attempt at the One Stop Shop, 2107A Maple St. — was airlifted to Erlanger hospital, according to Rome police authorities. His condition remained unknown late Sunday.
Two customers who inside the store — Robert Grant Stinson, 43, and Tina Louise Davenport, 51, both of Rome — were also injured and taken to Floyd Medical Center.
Stinson was listed in satisfactory condition late Sunday, while Davenport had been treated and released from the hospital, FMC Public Relations Specialist Bill Fortenberry said.
Meanwhile, investigators said they are still looking for a second suspect.
According to multiple Rome police reports:
Officers were called to the scene shortly before 2 a.m. by store clerk Gregory Ticas, who said someone had been shot. . . .
Ticas told officers that two black men wearing masks had walked into the store. One of them held up the customers in the back at the game machines and the other pointed a gun at Ticas and demanded money.
Ticas gave him money but was unable to comply with the next order, to open the safe.
“He stated the male told him if he did not get the safe open he was going to die,” the report said.
Ticas managed to get a gun from the counter and began to fire, striking one of the men police later identified as Wood.
While one of the officers was checking the extent of Davenport’s injuries, a call came on the radio about a man with a gunshot wound on East 20th Street near the CVS and Rite Aid stores.
The officer ran over to find Wood — who appeared to be shot in the head — lying on the pavement, covered in blood and wearing only boxer shorts and a large gold watch.
Wood was incoherent and it was unclear what had happened to his clothing. The description of his watch, however, made him a suspect.
Rome police Lt. Gary Clayton said nothing was taken from the store and that the clerk was not hurt.
“The suspects had taken the money, but dropped it in the store during the shootout,” he said.
Reports described the other man as a shorter black man weighing approximately 200 to 250 pounds.

it is not clear from the report whether the two wounded customers were shot by the robbers or were wounded by stray shots fired by the clerk. What is clear is that if the clerk had not had a weapon, the robbers might have killed him and all the customers. My advice to law-abiding citizens is, arm yourselves. My advice to criminals is, stay the hell away from Rome, Georgia. People there will shoot your ass.



17 Responses to “Store Clerk Shoots Robber”

  1. M. Thompson
    October 20th, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    Good. In the immortal words of Kim du Toit, another two Goblins dead.

  2. Adobe_Walls
    October 20th, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

    It’s certainly nice to hear good news from time to time.

  3. kilo6
    October 20th, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    I’d strongly advise any readers to research the status of “Duty to Retreat” laws in their State and locality.

    Wiki summary of concept ….

    Article done by Volkoh in July of last year on DTR

    If you live in a Prog or RINO governed State and you legitimately defend yourself against a violent criminal or psychopath, you may find yourself becoming at test case to serve the current anti self-defense, collectivist political agenda.

  4. MrMichael
    October 20th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Of course, if you DON’T defend yourself, you may find yourself dead.

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    October 20th, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

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  6. robertstacymccain
    October 20th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    As folks say down home, “Better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six.”

  7. Quartermaster
    October 20th, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    This is how things work in a civilized country.

  8. texlovera
    October 20th, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Plus, you will also have rid the earth of one (or more) more threats to peaceable men…

  9. DeadMessenger
    October 20th, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

    Yes. Regarding the “suspect”, all I can say is BWAAAHAHAHAAAAA! I’d like to hear one of these types of “feel good” stories every day.

  10. Adobe_Walls
    October 20th, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    An armed society is a civil society.

  11. McGehee
    October 20th, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    My advice to criminals is, stay the hell away from Rome, Georgia. People there will shoot your ass.

    And whatever other body parts they find in their sights.

    Whether in Rome or not, do as them Romans do.

  12. Kirby McCain
    October 20th, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    Last week I read a story out of Miami that began, things went bad quickly … Three people were shot by the owner during a home invasion. When the police arrived the homeowner was charged with possession of eighteen ounces of weed and intent to distribute. The article also said the apartment was close to a school. Sounded like a win / win to me.

  13. Adobe_Walls
    October 20th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    I wonder what grounds they had for the search that led to finding the dope. Surely after shooting three people who were likely there to steal the pot he didn’t it leave on the coffee table.

  14. Quartermaster
    October 20th, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    Yes! Indeed!

  15. Kirby McCain
    October 20th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    The officer ran over to find Wood — who appeared to be shot in the head — lying on the pavement, covered in blood and wearing only boxer shorts and a large gold watch. I’m visualizing a sagger running with a head wound. Muahahahaha

  16. Bob Belvedere
    October 20th, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    Brains on the ground
    Brains on the ground…

  17. K-Bob
    October 21st, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    Will the NFL protest this racist shooting by running onto the field wearing only boxers and an expensive watch?