Surveillance footage from a West Virginia pharmacy shows a pharmacist killing an armed suspect who attempted to rob the business last week.
According to the West Virginia Metro News, Terry Gillenwater brandished a weapon at Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch, West Va. last Wednesday, threatening employees. However, Don Radcliff, who has a conceal carry permit for his .45 caliber pistol, pulled his own gun out and opened fire at Gillenwater. The aggressor was struck three times and later died at a local hospital.
The Metro News reports that the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has decided not to charge Radcliff:
Miller said although every case is different, Radcliff’s action was reasonable. Under state law, Miller said everyone has the right to defend themselves against deadly force and the pointing of a loaded pistol a Radcliff and other unarmed, innocent customers and employees of the store met the threshold.
We believe Mr. Radcliff was completely justified in his actions, said Miller. It’s unfortunate this young man died as a result of his own action, but that happens.
I must say it took a great deal of courage for Mr. Radcliff to pull his weapon and fire in the face of a weapon being pointed at him that was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, Miller said. That takes a lot of nerve, but he was completely justified in doing so.
The footage can be viewed below, but be aware that it is graphic.
[via West Virginia Metro News]