From The Newsletter
Student Involved Incident #51
Monday evening, at 10:40 p.m., we had the 51st self
defense incident involving a Rangemaster student
that we know of. This one occurred in an upscale
area in the Southeast part of the county, just outside
the Memphis city limits.
The male resident had just arrived home, exited his
car, and was walking up the sidewalk to his home
when he was accosted by two armed robbery suspects.
A struggle ensued, during which the homeowner was shot in the thigh by
one of the suspects. The homeowner’s wife was at the front door to greet her
husband, and saw the attack. She ran upstairs, got her handgun, opened the
bedroom window and engaged the suspects with several shots from the window.
She hit one suspect, and both fled.
The homeowner was taken to a local hospital and treated. About 1:00am, police
received a call from Delta Medical Hospital on Getwell about a male with a
gunshot wound. He was positively identified by the victim as one of the robbers,
and was arrested and transferred to the jail unit at the Med. The second
suspect was still at large at the time of the police report.
1. Both the homeowner and his wife have been through training
here. The wife’s ability to engage the suspects likely saved her
husband’s life. Had she not intervened he probably would have
been shot more.
2. The victim owns several businesses, including a couple of convenience
stores in Hickory Hill. It appears he was followed home,
and possibly deliberately targeted on the theory that he would be
carrying the store’s cash. Be alert, and as you draw near your
home or other destination, check your rear view mirrors! If you
have made some turns and the same vehicle is right behind you,
don’t go home.
3. Practice! Not all defensive shootings involve a suspect a few
feet away. In this instance, the wife had to shoot past her husband
from the second floor window, without hitting him.
To all members of our Armed Forces - past, present and future - thank you for your service to our country.