A store clerk shot at a man holding a knife to one of his customer’s throats this past Saturday night on May 26. WBZ Channel 4 CBS Boston published a story about the incident.
The attack occurred at No Name Grocery II in Worcester. At around 8:40 pm on May 26, a suspect identified as 26-year-old Juan Ahorrio entered the store. He immediately produced a knife.
With the knife, Ahorrio grabbed one of two female customers in the store. The suspect stood behind her while holding the knife to her throat. That’s when the clerk, a licensed carry holder, produced his firearm.
The woman ducked. The unnamed clerk fired multiple times at Ahorrio. Ahorrio rushed out of No Name Grocery II and attempted to flee. The clerk pursued Ahorrio. He demanded that the suspect get onto the ground. Ahorrio did as he was told. Then, the clerk returned to No Name Grocery II to check on his customers.
Paramedics found Ahorrio on the street. They transported the suspect to a hospital. Worcester Police said that Ahorrio will be booked on multiple charges once he’s released from the hospital.
The next day, customers came out in support of the clerk.
One man said, “I think he did what he had to do. Somebody’s trying to take your stuff, you’ve got to defend yourself, defend your place of business. This is probably what he uses to feed his family. He’s just doing what he’s got to do to protect his.”
As a Brit living and working in the USA, her views on gun ownership and the second amendment have evolved over the years, allowing her to fully understand both sides of the gun control debate and she regularly speaks on the matter to help others understand why she feels the second amendment must be protected and why she chooses to be an advocate for the shooting sports.
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