A masked thug made the fatal mistake of trying to steal a firearm from a gun store while armed with a hammer.
The incident took place at a gun store in Livermore, California, on Sunday, police said.
It will be no surprise to regular Slay News readers that the gun store owner knew his Second Amendment rights and was ready a willing to exercise them.
Unfortunately, there are no prizes for guessing that it didn’t end well for the would-be robber.
Obviously, when the crook pulled a hammer on the store owner, he was shot dead.
Police said their investigation revealed that a 28-year-old man from Redwood City entered East Bay Firearms in the 4000 block of First Street around 2:30 p.m.
The burglar was wearing a mask, gloves, and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head.
He was reportedly “acting suspicious.”
Witnesses told police that the crook then tried to rob the gun store by taking a firearm while armed with a hammer.
The gun store owner responded by firing two rounds, fatally wounding the man, police said.
Police arrived at the scene to find the man suffering from a gunshot.
Along with paramedics, they performed lifesaving measures.
However, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the gun store owner is cooperating with the investigation and is not a suspect in a crime at this time — and that it appears this was a case of self-defense.
Five customers were in the store at the time of the incident.
Police confirmed that no one else was hurt.
Livermore Police’s Criminal Investigations Bureau is continuing the investigation.
Detectives are following up on leads, police said.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau will be releasing the name of the man pending notification of next of kin, police said.
Anyone with information about the case can call the Livermore Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 925-371-4790.