LEAGUE CITY, Texas – A suspect was shot and killed during a failed robbery attempt in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s Saturday afternoon, according to police. Around 2 p.m. the male suspect approached a man and his young child in the drive-thru of the fast food restaurant located at 102 South State Highway 3.League City police say the suspect held the man at gunpoint and was attempting to rob him.During the altercation, the driver shot the suspect multiple times, hitting him in the chest. The suspect was transported to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased…
…Police said the driver involved is licensed to carry a handgun and has been fully cooperative with the investigation.
Years ago, we had a rash of drive-thru robberies in Miami and a couple ended with the death of the driver. It is safe to say that my level of awareness raises whenever I am using that service, but eventually you will need to concentrate on the business you came to do. That means your field of vision is narrowed to a couple of feet and you can become a target.
Walt Rauch said (according to one Michael Bane) that the fastest way to get to your gun is to have it in your hand… or something like that. This is true, specially in cases like this because you are reacting to the attack and if you can shave off a second or two, you may be able to give the bad guy a surprise. The problem becomes how to keep the gun in your hand without displaying it and end up with a charge of brandishing.
So let’s make this post an informative one. If you have a solution or a technique you want to share, please do so in the comments. Links to pics will be accepted and I will make sure they display.
Hat Tip, Jim K.