Thug Opens Fire On Concealed Carrier – Misses Every Shot; Concealed Carrier’s Return Fire Is On Target

Concealed Nation – by James England

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — An armed criminal threatened the life of a man in Wilmington before brazenly opening fire on him.  As Delaware Online reports, the altercation began when the 21-year-old assailant walked up to the man and threatened to shoot him.  In the ensuing volley, the attacker’s rounds all missed the victim.  The victim, however, had a concealed carry permit and returned one shot which struck the attacker in the leg.

Marcel Dixon, 21, is currently in stable condition following his attempted flight from the scene of the crime.  He was apprehended at the local hospital after the victim, a 33 year-old man, reported the incident to authorities.  

via Delaware Online

Dixon remained at St. Francis in stable condition on Monday and now faces charges for reckless endangering, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and terroristic threatening.

The details surrounding the case are unknown at this time but authorities have apprehended Dixon for crimes related to his threatening of the victim, negligent discharge of a firearm he wasn’t allowed to have, and concealing that firearm on his person.

While details are scant, it appears the concealed carrier did not pursue Dixon after he was struck with a bullet and did the right thing – contact authorities.  Police responded to the call at 4:45 am and the initial judgement appears to be firmly in the concealed carrier’s favor.

It’s impossible to know the motivations or intentions of the attacker, in this case, but it certainly appears that he had no problem with firing multiple rounds and thankfully had no marksmanship skills whatsoever.

If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, immediately take cover, fire judiciously, and contact authorities at the first opportunity.  We have written articles discussing this and multiple other aspects of the responsibilities you have to your own protection and that of those around you in this article here.  We also discuss when to re-holster after an attack has happened in this article.  Especially in an urban environment, judicious marksmanship alongside cover and concealment can be crucial to your survival.

8 thoughts on “Thug Opens Fire On Concealed Carrier – Misses Every Shot; Concealed Carrier’s Return Fire Is On Target

  1. “the 21-year-old assailant walked up to the man and threatened to shoot him.”

    Can’t wait to hear what his reason was…

  2. so one guy misses, the other gets a legshot – must have been one hell of a dark night because you dont aim for someone’s leg if they are firing a gun at you!

    1. Does the race matter, unless you want it to be about race?
      I know what you are trying to say, that if the thug had been white and the other fella black, it would have been all over the news.
      That is their gambit, not ours.
      An American national killed a thug. End of story.

  3. Threatening to shoot someone constitutes a threat of grave bodily harm or death. Then pulling the trigger, sending rounds down range, eclipses that as far as a chargeable offense. This casual observer would likely expect the aggressor be charged with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, at the very least a whittle-down attempted assault with a deadly weapon charge, or ALL of these charges, but maybe I am some whit-less dolt with legal comprehension. Please educate me herein.

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