A man walked into Parkside Pub in Queens, N.Y. and attempted to rob the bar and the customers inside. One of the customers was a 69-year-old retired police officer, who responded to the threat by drawing a gun and shooting the robber, killing him.
A resident interviewed by a local media outlet following the incident expressed his support for the Armed Citizen, stating, “Guy shouldn't have been robbing the store. I'm sorry but the guy shouldn't have been robbing the store. The cop shot the guy trying to rob the store. Well, unfortunately that's what it came to.” (Time Warner Cable News NY1, New York City, N.Y. 06/13/16)