Store Owner in Gun Battle Manages to Shoot, Kill Suspect Armed with Shotgun

Gun Barrel SmokeAmmoLand – by AWR Hawkins

Washington DC – -(  On September 12, 2014 Houston store owner Usman Seth managed to use a handgun to shoot and kill a would-be robber who entered the store packing a shotgun.

The suspect’s death followed an exchange of gunfire between the two in which the suspect took a defensive position in the back of the store and fired at Seth and his family.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Seth said the gunman entered the store “just after 10 pm” and “threatened his sister at the cash register.” Looking on from another point behind register, Seth’s father “passed him a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun” and Seth began firing on the suspect.  

Seth hit the suspect in the leg, yet he managed to return fire with the shotgun and began moving to the back of the store for cover. Seth continued firing at the man, “eventually killing him.”

After the incident was over, Seth said: “My family–their lives–were in my hands. [And] I had to protect them.”

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