Yelling and pounding noises disturbed the late-night calm at an apartment complex on the northwest side of Indianapolis. A man was beating on the door of an apartment, demanding that his estranged girlfriend open the door and let him in. The apartment’s resident yelled back through the door that he had the wrong address, and this wasn’t his girlfriend’s apartment.
It was just before lunchtime on a Thursday in August at a cell-phone store in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The neighborhood was a quiet one that hadn’t seen an armed robbery in 15 years—a streak that ended when two men entered the store, one of them brandishing a handgun. While the gunman held the clerk at gunpoint, his accomplice prepared to gather loot.
PIZZA PARLOR DEFENSE It was nearly midnight on a Sunday at the Crownsville, Maryland pizza parlor when the first masked man burst in, pointing a handgun at the owner. As he was demanding money, two more masked accomplices followed him in, likewise brandishing guns. Faced with three drawn guns, the restaurant owner complied, handing over
Just after two o’clock in the morning, an Indianapolis, Indiana man was awakened by the sound of breaking glass. He grabbed his handgun and moved to investigate the noise. Arriving in his living room, he saw that a shadowy figure had broken out a side window in his home and was advancing toward him.
On a Monday morning in early March, a man entered a Subway restaurant in Acworth, Georgia and vaulted the counter, brandishing a gun and demanding money. There were no customers in the dining room, and one of the two employees in the store defended himself by drawing a handgun of his own.
An Indiana Conservation Officer responded to a suspicious person call on a state highway in the hilly, rural southeastern corner of the state near the town of Rising Sun, just across the river from Kentucky. He soon found himself in a fight for his life with the suspect there on the roadside. Things looked grim for the officer until help arrived from an unexpected direction.
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A robber wearing all-black clothing and a mask styled after the one worn by the killer in the movie Scream burst into a laundromat in Camden, South Carolina.
In the wee hours of a Sunday morning, an argument at a Spartanburg, South Carolina nightclub grew heated. One of the men involved in the altercation pulled out a handgun and started firing into a crowd that had formed outside the club, striking several bystanders, at least one critically.
A man standing behind a convenience store in Riverview, Florida was startled by the approach of a bandana-wearing armed robber at high noon. The robber demanded money and, when the man told him he didn’t have any, the robber forced him through a back entrance into the convenience store.