A co-owner of “She’s a Pistol” gun shop in Shawnee, KS died last after he was taken to a hospital in critical condition with gunshot injuries. He was struck in a shootout that was the result of an attempted robbery by four male suspects who were fired upon by the owners. Three suspects were hit by owner Jon Bieker and two remain in fair condition. All are in custody.
Jon Bieker, 44, died late Friday afternoon. Jon’s wife and co-owner, Rebecca Bieker, was punched or hit by the suspects and taken to the hospital. She said her husband’s armed defense saved her life.
Some other area gun shops have already seen a spike in gun sales and enrollment in self-defense classes since that day.
Police say a Jackson, MS man was defending his business when he shot and killed an intruder last week. The automotive store owner allegedly shot and killed the armed intruder when he realized he was trying to break in around 11:10 p.m.
Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the business owner was protecting his property, which would fall into the category of justifiable homicide.
The case will be sent to a grand jury.
In Milwaukee last week, an armed robber was shot and killed as he was patting down men that he was robbing in the Level Up Barber Shop. One of them did not wait to be patted down. He drew his legally carried pistol and shot the robber.
The robber died. No one else was hurt.
A Cleveland, OH, property owner is facing 2-8 years in prison for shooting a man he found in an empty building he owns. The man pleaded guilty to felony assault for shooting and wounding a man he said he’d found stealing wire in an empty old industrial building he owns on Cleveland’s east side. The man admitted shooting the guy was coming in to the warehouse, then twice more running away.
A Papa John’s Pizza employee was making a delivery in Decatur, GA, when she was met in the driveway by a 24-year-old man who acted like he was picking up the delivery. The man pulled out a gun, forced the driver out of the car, and attempted to rob her. The victim was armed with a handgun she was able to retrieve from her pocket and shot the suspect in the face, saving herself from God-knows-what. A second suspect got into the victim’s Silver Honda and drove away. Police said the pizza delivery might have been a setup. Ya think?
Papa John’s Pizza has a policy prohibiting the carry of firearms on the job, as apparently do most food delivery businesses. But at least initially, they’re standing with the still-living employee, whom their policy failed to protect, and say she won’t be fired for still being alive:
“Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees,” the company statement read. “Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident.”
The point is that PJP could fire the employee for breaking the stupid rule, but in order for that to happen, the employee still has to be alive. Take your pick — dead and employed by someone who doesn’t care if you’re dead, or alive and unemployed. Also note that the company didn’t learn a lesson from this event, and in fact lied about its policy “protecting employees.” The employee should sue them for trying to get her killed.
This week in Florida, an armed, masked man approached a patron in a Taco Bell parking lot, threatened him with a gun and demanded he drop his pants, and was subsequently shot and killed by the victim. Duh.
Central MS gun shop burglary– Police are requesting help in this case from Kosciusko.