Another Stupid Goblin Gets His Dues

Thanks to LC Mike in Chi.

EAST NAPLES — A clerk at a landmark East Naples corner store shot and killed a man Tuesday as he attempted to rob the family-run shop and flee with her 1-year-old daughter.

It’s that whole “getting between a mother and her child” thing again. The single most dangerous place you’ll ever want to find yourself in.

Around 3 p.m. a man entered the store, 2802 Thomasson Dr., “acting erratically,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jamie Mosbach said.

As the man made for the front door with the child, Easterly did just as she had been taught — she drew a gun and aimed for the would-be robber’s knee, Ackerman said.

Hey… Wait up there for a second. She’d been taught to aim for the robber’s knee? CENTER MASS, for crying out loud! Not to mention that the robber’s knee, unlike the center of his worthless torso, would be a whole lot closer to the stroller and its occupants but, hey. Seriously, though. Training FAIL on display here. Thankfully, the story ends on a wonderful note:

The man was transported to NCH Downtown Naples Hospital. He died from his injuries.

And the Baby Jesus smiled.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. It is unclear if Easterly could face criminal charges in the shooting.

For what?

Littering?

Thatisall.

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single stack

Um, she aimed for his knee and he died of his injuries. Huh? What did she do, hit him in the upper leg and sever his femoral artery?
Whoever taught her to aim for the knee must be some wannabe that thinks movies are real-or a European.

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

It’s that whole “getting between a mother and her child” thing again.

My children are both full-grown adults, and you STILL don’t want to mess with MY babes!

Qoheleth
Qoheleth

“… She’d been taught to aim for the robber’s knee? …” And from that wound, he died? I see three possibilities: (1) She aimed for the knee. The weapon of choice in her hand was equipped with an M203 grenade launcher. I’m ruling that out. No mother with a baby within the blast radius would have chosen the M203. (2)… Read more »

M167A1
M167A1

Maybe it was a 12 gauge….. That feels really good on your knee.

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

M167A1 @ #:

Or perhaps she was using a Taurus Judge?

LC Darth Scoundrel
LC Darth Scoundrel

There’s a major blood pathway through each leg. That’s the Hollywood fallacy, aiming for a leg isn’t necessarily any less lethal than aiming for the torso.

Either way, all’s well that ends well.

LC Mike in Chi
LC Mike in Chi

Surely a tale the child will hear throughout its most formative years.
The hat tip should really go to Lucianne.com and their diligent team of L’dotters who scour the web for current news of a rightly bent.
She and Drudge often co-operate in their article selection.

LC Proud Infidel
LC Proud Infidel

Correct me if I’m wrong, but to me, sensible Gun Control includes issuess like breathing, trigger squeeze, and proper aiming!

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Roger that, P.I., Sight Picture, Breath Control, Trigger Press.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

KArnold says: “Honest, Officer, I was aiming for the knee. I didn’t mean for it to be a gut shot. He moved. Really.” Well, the article doesn’t explicitly say the knee was where the perp was struck. Maybe I’m parsing the sentence a little too tightly; or maybe, she knew (or was coached) what to say to avoid the inevitable… Read more »

Orion
Orion

I’m betting it was something akin to the .45ACP 230 gr Hydra-Shoks that I shoot. Doesn’t matter WHERE you hit the goblin, he’s got a better than 90% chance of dying because those things are like putting a grenade inside wherever they hit. I imagine she did hit him in the knee. And they probably found his knee and the… Read more »

Draven32
Draven32

Orion says:

I’m betting it was something akin to the .45ACP 230 gr Hydra-Shoks that I shoot. Doesn’t matter WHERE you hit the goblin, he’s got a better than 90% chance of dying because those things are like putting a grenade inside wherever they hit.

I hope you don’t believe that at an inappropriate time…

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

“They’ve tried to clean (the neighborhood) up a lot,” said Shannon Marcum, who lives two blocks from Del’s and grew up in the neighborhood. “They’ve succeeded somewhat.” Sounds like a huge step in that direction. As the man made for the front door with the child, Easterly did just as she had been taught — she drew a gun and… Read more »

Just Another Random Nut, GLOR
Just Another Random Nut, GLOR

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #: Sounds like the clerk popped the femoral and the goblin bled out. That’s my guess. Hit the femoral and bleed-out will happen pretty damn fast, but he’ll have time to make a break for it – all of ten feet. Female of the species, motherfucker. Enjoy your trip to hell. (With apologies… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says: snip … Sounds like the clerk popped the femoral and the goblin bled out. “that’s it, just close your eyes and take a nap sweetie, the pain will stop in a lil’ bit. I promise.” LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. recently posted..I’m Confused Being the loving sort that I am, I like… Read more »

mousseman
mousseman

Actually, even a femoral artery hit with FMJ has a good chance to bag the SOB – bone fragments that shred an artery are really evil, and work a like hand grenade inside your knee (and especially in the knee, there’s enough stuff that can go boom). However, having military training, I’d have bagged the SOB with a double tap… Read more »

AyUaxe
AyUaxe

I go with the “tell the Po Po you were aiming for the knee, just to stop the threat, not to kill” theory. Anyone whose been through a (decent) ccl course knows you never say, “I shot that MF to kill his sorry azz!” You say, “I was seriously frightened for my life and the lives of everyone around–I knew… Read more »

Orion
Orion

Draven32 @ #:
Oh, have no fear, Draven. I come from the ‘Ammo’s cheap – you’re not’ school of firearms training.
Two center mass, one in the head.
Then walk up and if he’s still twitching, empty the mag and reload. “He’s coming right for me!”

Orion

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Emperor Misha I @ # 18: Precisely, Sire, precisely. “He was kidnapping my child, I was afraid for my child’s life.”

Kristophr, LC
Kristophr, LC

She was probably afraid she might hit the child.

I’m sure the goblin was using the kid as a human shield.

So she shot his legs out from under him … and somehow he died of his injuries during the time it took him to get medical attention. How sad.