quoted: Robbery turned shootout raises self-defense questions; "Defense of yourself ends when thequoted: imminent threat ends. So a question arises when somebody runs outside of a store, what purpose were they running out there for?" asked Don Bosch, a local attorney and Inside Tennessee panelist. "Were they attempting to engage a potential assailant, who's no longer an assailant, or were they still in the act of defense, themselves? And, that could be a question in this case that we've recently seen."
The store manager, Anthony Quinn Smith didn't have a gun permit. Even though it's legal to have one inside the store (by state law, dollar general might see it different) he didn't have a permit to carry outside