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Armed citizen defending friends kills robber, dies in gunfight (Florida)

Resource: http://stpete.patch.com/articles/armed-robbery-leaves-two-dead-one-wounded
41-year-old Eric T. Carter was playing what is being described as a low stakes card game with five friends on the patio of a St. Petersberg, Florida hotel. Out of nowhere two armed men with masks confronted the six men and demanded all of their money.

With his own life and the lives of his companions in danger, Eric drew his gun and the one of the criminals fled immediately while the other robber opened fire. Eric returned fire at the robber.

The robber, now identified as Garrick C. Lucas, was struck and was pronounced dead at the scene. Of course, this isn't the movies and the "good guys" don't always win. During the exchange of gunfire another card player, 17-year-old Micah Cave was wounded. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.



Also struck in the exchange was Eric himself. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Lost in the current gun control argument is that all gun owners understand that carrying a gun doesn't guarantee the best outcome for ourselves - we just know it stacks the odds in our favor as best we can.





Posts: News / Armed citizen defending friends kills robber, dies in gunfight (Florida)

Posted By: barstoolguru
12/22/12 05:42 PM

"He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead on the scene." Help me; if your dead at the scene why do they need to go to the hospital

Posted By: Jason
12/22/12 07:34 PM

No idea what you're talking about there BSG.. don't see that at all. Nope. Never happened. Not even once.

Thanks for pointing that out.
Posted By: Michael
12/22/12 08:02 PM

i saw it too. i lolled to myself and decided to let it go just this once.