Ohio? Not surprising. Hamilton County? It is a bit surprising that the DA acted so quickly. Prosecutor: Woman who shot, killed robber was ‘clearly justified’.
The shooting took place on January 23rd – less than a month ago.
No charges will be filed against a West Price Hill store owner who shot and killed an alleged robber, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday, adding that she was “clearly justified.”
West Price Hill is a neighborhood in Cincinnati.
Actually it isn’t really that surprising that the DA responded the way he did. While Cincinnati is as Leftist as any city in America – they really hate the 2nd Amendment! – Hamilton County has mostly been more conservative. (The SPEED with which he responded is a bit of a surprise.)
“As long as I’ve been prosecutor, I’ve said this repeatedly: If you go into a store with a gun and rob it, you forfeit the right not be shot,” Deters said.
The store owner is still understandably rattled by the incident, but she had a weapon pointed at her, and she defended herself. Self-defense is a Human-right, and it appears that in Hamilton County and Cincinnati it is also your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)