“A Bronx smoke shop worker who fatally shot a man allegedly robbing his store Wednesday has been arrested and charged with weapons possession, according to police. The NYPD said 26-year-old Fares Alhazmi fired at 23-year-old Romel Carey, who was attempting to rob the smoke shop on East Tremont Avenue around 12:30 a.m. The shop’s owner, Fatehi Kassim, said Alhazmi, his cousin, had reason to feel threatened. He said Carey got angry because Alhazmi was busy trying to help another customer. “The guy come to him … he told him ‘I’m coming back, I’ll kill you.’ And he coming back after 35 minutes, he got the gun,” Kassim said. “For no reason.” Kassim said he wasn’t sure if Carey was trying to steal anything from the store, but he was adamant that his cousin had acted in self-defense. “You have a gun in the store, you take care of yourself. If he didn’t have the gun, he [would have] died, my cousin,” he said. Police said Carey was shot in the head and died at the scene. Alhazmi was arrested immediately after the incident as a person of interest, but was formally charged Thursday morning with criminal possession of a firearm …”
This may have been an “illegal” dispensary, not that it should matter. The state legislature created that mess in the first place. They also created the gun control mess.
It will be interesting to see if the guy makes a 2A defense.
From 1010 WINS:
“Police arrested a 43-year-old man for a vigilante shooting at a Midtown subway station Wednesday. He allegedly opened fire when a homeless man threatened and tried to rob a woman on a platform … It all started when the 49-year-old homeless man threatened and tried to rob a 40-year-old as she walked through a gate onto the platform … During the altercation, a second man swooped in and fired a single shot from a handgun towards the would-be mugger …”
Put money on them trying to prosecute this guy. I do believe a strong case for legal self-defense can be made, but they will go for him carrying in a “sensitive location”. Can’t let the public think armed self-defense is a viable option.
“A man in Queens has been charged after he shot and killed another person who was allegedly trying to rob him, police reported … The 32-year-old was armed with a sharp object and attempted to rob a 65-year-old of money and cigarettes, authorities said. The 65-year-old, identified as Charles Foehner, pulled a sliver handgun and shot him as many as five times … He then called 911, stating he was in a shooting and the gun was in his jacket pocket. He voluntarily surrendered to responding officers. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and a pen was discovered in his right hand. The 65-year-old was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, according to a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney’s Office.”
The shooting was obviously self-defense, but Foehner didn’t have a license for the handgun so they’re going after him for that. This has happened before and there’s no justification for that. This is how antigun electeds get around the Bruen decision. Expect much more garbage like this from City prosecutors.
The internet is not a good place to find legal advice, but one nugget I came across has always stuck with me and should be shared as it applies in this case: Don’t invite The Man into your life.
Armed Citizen in Monroe Co:
“… On April 1, 2023, at 2:25 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Delta Sonic at 2970 West Henrietta Road in the Town of Henrietta, for the report of a man with a gun. Upon arriving, the deputies discovered a man entered the victim’s vehicle while he was outside the vehicle preparing to pump gas. The suspect drove away from the pumps with the victim’s wife in the passenger seat, yelling for the suspect to stop. The victim ran after the car and drew his legally owned handgun, attempting to stop the suspect. The man stopped the vehicle while struggling with the victim’s wife and the victim could open the driver’s door. The suspect then drove in reverse while pinning and dragging the victim with the vehicle. He drove forward and crashed into another vehicle. A witness to the incident helped detain the suspect while the victim held the suspect at gunpoint. Deputies identified the man as Keith S. Dobles, 33, of Irondequoit and took him in to custody …”
An armed citizen comes to the rescue:
“An armed Applebee’s customer in upstate New York stopped a man who allegedly sliced an employee’s face with a steak knife, according to police. New Hartford police were alerted to reports of a fight involving a knife and a handgun at an Applebee’s on Commercial Drive, at about 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, January 14. When officers arrived, they learned Esteban F. Padron, 28, from nearby Utica, had entered the restaurant before being asked to leave due to a previous incident where he had allegedly acted disorderly. Applebee’s staff then asked Padron to leave and attempted to escort him out of the restaurant. A New Hartford Police Department (NHPD) Facebook post shared on Sunday, January 15, read: “While escorting Padron out, he began attacking an Applebee’s staff member. Padron was able to run back behind the bar, ultimately grabbing a steak knife and continued fighting with multiple staff members. “While staff was attempting to gain control of the situation, one staff member suffered a laceration to his face from Padron swinging the knife at him. A second Applebee’s staff member involved also sustained a non-life-threatening injury.” Police said an Applebee’s customer who was carrying a legally-owned handgun saw Padron had a knife and had attempted to harm people. The New Hartford police spokesperson added: “This citizen intervened by drawing his handgun and giving Padron commands to stay on the ground and let go of the knife. Padron discarded the knife and stayed on the ground until New Hartford Police Officers arrived on the scene and took Padron into custody.” …”
This raises an important question: Was the restaurant posted as specifically allowing patrons to carry guns? Otherwise the armed citizen is in violation of Gov. Hochul’s so-called Concealed Carry Improvement Act.