Saturday, March 7, 2009

Robbery Victim Shoots Robber in Buttocks

Opelika, Alabama

From the March 6, 2009 Opelika-Auburn News:

An Opelika man approached by a gunman demanding money Thursday night took matters into his own hands by drawing his own weapon and shooting the robber, police said.

The report states the robbery took place at 11:46 p.m. in the 1000 block of York Avenue, Opelika police Capt. Allan Elkins said. The victim shot the robber in the buttocks, Elkins said.

The injured robber was transported to East Alabama Medical Center, where he is being treated and detained, Elkins said. As of Friday morning, no arrest had been made, Elkins said.

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