Gun Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,139 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As reported today via WSBTV.com:

Midtown Rambo; Victim Fight Backs, Kills Robber

POSTED: 5:47 am EDT May 30, 2006
UPDATED: 12:07 pm EDT May 30, 2006

ATLANTA -- Five robbers picked the wrong victim in Midtown Atlanta last night and one of them paid with her life.

The victim, Thomas Autry, fought back; killing one robber and wounding another. Three other suspects are in jail.

Autry was walking to his girlfriend's home after getting off work as a waiter at Jocks and Jills.

The five suspects pulled up in a car and confronted the victim in the 500 block of Penn Street just before midnight.

Autry began running down the street yelling for help. Residents who heard him called 911. While he was running, Autry pulled a pocket knife from his backpack.

Two of the robbers jumped from the car. When one of the robbers pointed a shotgun at him, the Autry kicked it out of his hands.

At that point two of the robbers jumped on the victim. During the struggle he stabbed both of them. One, a teenaged female who has been identified as Amy Martin, died of her wounds. Officials say Martin was pregnant. A second is in critical condition.

Police arrived on the scene and with a description of the car; they quickly arrested the three other suspects.


A robbery victim fought back against the suspects; killing one and injuring another.

Other suspects arrested were identified as Christopher Daniel, 19, of Atlanta; Kendall Barksdale, 18, of Atlanta; Christopher Hayes, 18, of Douglasville and a 16-year-old male juvenile. They will all be charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Thomas Autry, who is a former U.S. Marine, will not be charged since police say he was acting in self defense. Officials say Autry is extremely remorseful.


Police say the victim used a pocketknife to fight off his attackers.


The victim is a former U.S. Marine who was working as a waiter at a Midtown bar

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/9290011/detail.html

* Note: The term 'concealed carry weapon' and legal use of lethal defensive force in most states that allow as much include by definition carry and use of a knife (most often folding single edged/sided) as well as CNS/Pepper Spray and even in some states an ASP/retracting club.

- Janq

"By any means necessary." - Malcolm X
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,139 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
UPDATE: Former Marine Foils Amed Robbery

This is an update against the Autry case.
Several items of 'fact' have been cleared up and/or revised while at the same time the story gets even more incredible...

Former Marine Foils Armed Robbery

Reported By: Elaine Reyes
Web Editor: Michael King
Last Modified: 5/30/2006 7:44:26 PM

A former U.S. Marine pulled out a pocket knife and fought back against five people, including a 17-year-old girl, who he said tried to rob him late Monday night in Midtown Atlanta.

The girl, identified as Amy Martin of Atlanta, died of her injuries. Another one of the assailants, 17-year-old Christopher Daniel, is in critical condition.

Investigators are calling the case one of self-defense. They say no charges will be filed against the victim in the case.

"One of the subjects had a shotgun, another had a pistol, yet a third had some brass knuckes," said Major Lane Hagin. Police say they have been interrogating the other three suspects who were identified as 17-year-old Kendall Barksdale, 17-year-old Christopher Hayes, and a 16-year-old.

Atlanta police say around 11 p.m., Thomas Autry -- a former U.S. Marine -- was walking home from his job as a server at Jock’s and Jill’s in Midtown. He says that when he got to 4th Street and Penn Avenue, four people jumped out of a Cadillac with guns.

Police say that two of the suspects were armed -- one with a handgun, the other with a shotgun.

Autry told police he kicked the guns out of their hands, and fought back with his own pocket knife, stabbing the girl when she jumped on him and another man who attacked him.

The suspects fled in their car but police found them later at Atlanta Medical Center where the girl was pronounced dead. The man stabbed in the incident was in critical condition, Stephens said.

The remaining suspects were taken into police custody.

“These are the individuals we have been looking for, for the past two nights,” said Atlanta police Detective Danny Stephens. “They’ve were riding around in this area. They were actually robbing people. There’s actually been a lookout for these individuals, and tonight, we caught up with them.”

The older sister of one of the three people police have been talking to said she had been warning her brother about running with the wrong crowd.

“I’m really disturbed by this,” she said. “We’re always telling my brother that he needs to straighten up, and get it together and not run with the wrong crowd.”

Autry's attackers will face robbery and aggravated assault charges and are suspected in other robberies over the past week, Stephens said.

Stephens credited Autry's military training with helping him fend off the group.

"I would say he had to do what he had to do to stop the threat," Stephens said. "You can tell his training kicked in and he knew what to do."

Autry, 36, suffered a cut to his hand and a bruise on his chest, Stephens said.


Atlanta police investigate the overnight robbery attempt.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=80405

- Janq
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
144 Posts
Great story. That fact that he killed one of his attackers, a young pregnant-woman even, has me concerned. Someone, somewhere is going to refute his use of lethal force. I have a bad feeling that this is unfortunately not over for him.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,281 Posts
sadly, i think Makarov is right. i say right on and job well done. good ridance to bad rubbish. but what about poor Cage in Con Air? becaus of his military training he got labeld as a deadly wepaon himself in a self defence case!

/got nothin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
191 Posts
This was/is all over the news here. APD is NOT seeking charges against the Marine, saying he acted in self defense and well within the law and his rights.

I say Hoo-rah.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top