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Best-laid Plans.

The Fox affiliate in Detroit reported on October 10 about an attempted robbery that was quickly ended by a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holder. Fox 2 reported that the whole incident was caught on tape by high-definition surveillance cameras right outside a mini-mart on the city's east side. The video shows two men standing by a car as another man approaches wearing a hoodie. The hooded man then pulls a gun from his pocket and points it at the two men. One of the robbery victims, the CPL holder, swats the suspect's gun away while he pulls out his own gun and opens fire. The robbery suspect and the CPL holder exchange gunfire, but the suspect looks to be hit almost immediately and falls to the ground. The other robbery victim, the cousin of the CPL holder, accidentally runs through the crossfire to get away and ends up getting shot as well. Authorities were called to the scene, and both the injured suspect and the wounded cousin were taken for treatment. Both are expected to make full recoveries.

The robbery suspect was later identified as 29-year-old Sanchez Quinn. Quinn's mother, Cynthia Quinn, rushed to the hospital when she heard he had been shot but was shocked to learn that he was the prime suspect in an attempted robbery. "When I went to my son's room I was stopped by two police officers (who) told me to get out of my son's room.... 'Why you here? You can't be here.'... All I want to do is see my son to see if he's alright."

The CPL holder talked to Fox 2 about the incident, and he explained that with everything happening so quickly, he was grateful that he reacted the way he did. "I turned and looked and saw the other gentleman had a gun pointed at my face.... I was able to knock his hand down and the gunfire rang out." The CPL holder was told by local law enforcement that it was good that he was legally armed because it probably saved his and his cousin's lives. "It makes me mad because you have people out here that work every day. They are innocent; you want to take from them.... These guys, I definitely feel don't need to be back out on the street because someone else might get hurt and it might happen in a different way."

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Title Annotation:EXERCISING THE RIGHT; robbery incident in Detroit in Michigan
Author:Krey, Patrick
Publication:The New American
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Nov 6, 2017
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