Gun store owner opens fire on 3 burglars who drove van through wall– – Have you noticed lately that citizens are fighting back?

Max 2012/08/30 15:07:20

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owner of the Guns and Ammo Gunsmith store in North Augusta, S.C.
thought he was going to die tragically. Three men had driven a van into
his store, executing what they hoped would be a quick “smash-and-grab”

Instead, they met owner Stephen Bayezes, who opened fire
on the three intruders after the commotion set off an alarm, hitting
each one at least once. He says he is not proud of what he was forced to
do, but added sometimes “you’ve got to.” The incident occurred on Aug.
9, but the owner says a set of tire marks on the store’s floor and an
unfinished wall are daily reminders of the night that he almost lost his

“It’s a haunting thought. It literally is a haunting thought when you see the tire tracks, you hear the tires,” Bayezes told WRDW-TV.
“Everybody assures you that you just did what you had to do to protect
your family. They say it’ll heal over time, but when does time go away?
It’s something that nobody ever wants to do.”

But he says he had
no choice after he heard one of the robbers shout, “Shoot the mother
f**ker!,” followed by the sound of a gun cocking. “I mean, they would’ve
shot me. In my mind, with no reservation. If that firearm had been
loaded, I might’ve been a statistic.”

With his fight-or-flight
reflexes in full gear, Bayezes started shooting, striking all three men,
killing one while the surviving two escaped. WRDW does not reveal the
exact type of firearm the store owner used.

So, what happened to the two suspects? WRDW explains:

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says Eddie Stewart and Franklin
Robinson will be charged with burglary 1st, grand larceny and possession
of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Both suspects are
still in the hospital and will be taken into custody once they are

The Aiken County coroner says the third suspect, 20-year-old K’Raven
Goodwin of Eastover, S.C., died from multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday

The whole altercation took but one minute, he said. The
burglars escaped with roughly 50 guns that night, however all of them
have been returned safely.

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  • sean 2012/08/30 15:15:55
    3 SHOTS..3 HITS..it's no wonder the government wants its citizens..unarmed !

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  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/30 16:03:35
    Professor Wizard
    Not enough citizens are fighting back yet, but we are getting there ... and the majority of them that do fight back, never make it into the news, because if the citizen was successful, there was no crime - only an attempted crime, which was unsuccessful, which is not news.

    3 shots.. with 3 Hits.. ... ... ... maybe NYPD needs to hire this guy to train their officers how to shoot.
  • wolf sloan 2012/08/30 15:46:52
    wolf sloan
    Seems like citizens have to.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/08/30 15:18:02
    Rusty Shackleford
    Good for him.
  • sean 2012/08/30 15:15:55
    3 SHOTS..3 HITS..it's no wonder the government wants its citizens..unarmed !
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/08/30 15:10:49 (edited)
    Juan O'Mara
    cant wait for the antigunfags and politcalfags to exploit this

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