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Nothing good seem to happen after midnight.
At 2 AM at the In-N-Out at 9640 W. Tropicana Ave. (no, not the one off the Strip), two men approached a vehicle where a couple were eating burgers in their car. Words were exchanged and shots were fired. One of the men who approached the car is dead. The man in the car, a concealed firearm permittee, was fine.
Police have preliminary called it self-defense. Additionally, the girlfriend of the dead man tried to hide the gun. Also, a gun store was burglarized in the area, but it's unknown if the two incidents were related.
Chalk this one up to an alert armed citizen who probably saved his own life and that of his wife/girlfriend. The surviving bad guy ran away and called police, which is why everyone who is involved in a defensive gun use should call 911 as well, as soon as it is safe to do so.
Get on record, at least by reporting first. If the bad guy is the only person who calls 911, that starts setting the narrative in a way you don't want. All you have to say is something like "I've been attacked. I defended myself. Send help," etc. What exactly you say is something you need to consider and discuss with your instructor and attorney, but be sure to call it in.
It would be helpful to have an attorney present during questioning just to ensure nothing blows back on you. I recommend USCCA to help with attorneys and defense costs should you need one in this situation.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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