An armed man attempted to rob the First Security Bank in Trimble, Mo. Friday afternoon, March 1, according to Kansas City’s KCTV 5 News. However, the attempt landed the would-be robber in the hospital with a gunshot wound, as he didn’t anticipate to be met by an armed citizen.
The man entered the bank, pulled a gun and demanded money. He was shot, then attempted to flee in his vehicle. Speculation is that he was shot by a bank employee, but this yet to be confirmed; only that he was shot by an armed civilian.
A high speed chase down I-435 followed, which shut down two southbound lanes of the highway for a short time. Authorities placed spike strips on the highway, which ultimately ended the chase.
Once in custody, the man was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his the gunshot wound.
Trimble residents say that incidents like these do not happen often in the small town, which is located about 30 miles north of Kansas City. However, they also say that there is a high rate of concealed carry permit holders in the area.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 19.
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