[IMPORTANT UPDATE] Phillip got a chance to meet with the Good Guy and get the story straight from the horse’s mouth…even got a chance to view the surveillance video of the incident. Read his report on it here. [/UPDATE]
I wonder if this is what the anti-gunners have in mind every time they scream that relaxed firearm carry laws will turn back the clock to the “Wild West”:
A gunman who had wounded a shopkeeper and opened fire on several customers was stopped yesterday when another man shot him at the store in South Richmond, authorities said.
The man who shot the robber is a friend of the store owner, and he was wearing a holster with a Western-style revolver, said Managing Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland. [emphasis added -ed]
After the suspect shot the store owner and opened fire on patrons, the owner’s friend shot the suspect once in the torso, took his gun and called police, Thorne-Begland said.
Per Phillip, via VCDL alert, a VCDL member was at the scene and reported that the good guy used a single action revolver in .45 colt.
I wonder if he was wearing a white hat?