Friday, January 17, 2014

Neighbors: Shooter lucky to have been armed.

Via Bearing Arms

An Allentown man shot and killed one of three young men who tried to rob him in front of his home Wednesday night, witnesses said.

Five to seven shots rang out about 10:35 p.m. in the 600 block of Westminster Street, a block south of Hanover Avenue. Two of the males ran off and the third was shot and killed.

Witnesses and neighbors said the shooter, a man in his 50s, had a license to carry a firearm and the would-be robbers appeared to be in their teens.

Abi Torres said the shooter was his father-in-law, and police initially placed him handcuffs while they sorted out what happened.


  1. Good reminder that the Bad People don't send engraved invitations stating "We'll be by your place to rob you in your driveway a week from now at 10:35 in the evening." It's good the man was prepared.

    1. Yes, your weapon doesn't do you any good unless it is on you or at arm's length.