CL Defense, a local gun shop in Dublin, Georgia is giving a brand new gun to a man who shot an armed robber. Billy Harrell, a restaurant manager, closed up for the night and was then held at gunpoint after walking to his car.
The gun shop awarded Harrell a Smith & Wesson .38 Special after they found out that he was unarmed, due to the investigators temporarily taking his guns to test for their investigation.
Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson, who highlighted the random act of kindness on social media, commended the 66-year-old for his actions, saying he “did a good thing.”
He explained that both of Harrell’s guns will be held until the suspects’ court dates as one gun may have a perpetrator’s DNA or fingerprints and the other will be matched to the bullet that struck the second suspect.
Steverson said, “Being proud advocates for ensuring our ability to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights, and believing in the right of law abiding citizens to use a firearm for protection, CL Defense notified me that they will be happy to provide a brand new weapon, free of charge to this citizen so that he will continue to have the means to protect himself. Boy, Ain’t that America!”
The free revolver that they awarded Harrell with retails for for about $400.
The suspects approached him around 7:30 p.m. as he walked to his SUV in the parking lot.
The suspect demanded Harrell’s money, but Harrell informed him that he had none. The suspect then forced Harrell to sit in his vehicle as he rummaged through the console and glove box. In the vehicle, the suspect found a pistol owned by Harrell and some other valuables.
The suspect took the loot and started to walk away, but then turned around and aimed a gun at Harrell. What the suspect didn’t know at the time was that Harrell had a second gun stashed in his vehicle and retrieved it when the suspect’s back was turned. Staring down the barrel of the suspect’s gun, Harrell fired a single shot, striking the suspect, who immediately fled from the scene.
Responding officers located the second suspect, 22-year-old Quantavis Jones, not far from the restaurant. A short time later, the first suspect, 21-year-old Devin Wilbert, showed up at an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. Both suspects were arrested and remain behind bars on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
How about that? Harrell defended himself with his 2nd amendment right and not only walked away with his life but also a new gun! Props to the gun store who gave him the gun. They deserve some love!
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