Armed robber Steve James entered Allied Music in Toledo, Ohio, inquired about a job at the store and then left. A few minutes later James returned, put a gun to a clerk’s head and ordered him into a back room. The clerk called out for help, which got the attention of store owner Eric Bilger. Bilger, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, retrieved a gun and confronted James. The two exchanged gunfire, resulting in James receiving multiple wounds, while Bilger and the clerk were unharmed. James attempted to flee the scene, but collapsed in a nearby parking lot where he remained until police arrived.
After receiving medical attention, James was arraigned on a charge of aggravated robbery. This was not the first time Bilger’s store has been targeted by criminals; there have been three robberies at the store in the last year.
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