Police are investigating a deadly shooting in southeast Charlotte Sunday night, after a taxi driver shot and killed a man trying to rob him.
Police were called out to the 11000 block of John Price Road just before 9:45 p.m., Sunday night. The cab driver told police he was called out to the Colonial Village at Stone Point apartment complex to pick up a fare.
Thats when the cab driver told police he was flagged down by a man, who got into the right front passenger seat. As the cab was driving away from the complex, the man pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cab driver.
That's when the cab driver pulled out his own handgun and shot the man, killing him.
Has anyone else noticed an increase in the reporting of this type of incident in the main stream? I certainly have. There have been more of these defensive stories in the news over the last couple months than over the entire year previous. Why would that be? Are they happening more frequently? Has the main-stream media been listening to the complaints of the pro-gun folks who have claimed all along that these situations are not that rare and have been underreported? What do you think?
As usual, though, I have some doubts about this one. Perhaps the investigators do too, as evidenced by their call for witnesses.
My question is this: if you're driving and the passenger has a gun on you, how fast do you have to be to pull your gun and shoot him without getting shot yourself? You'd have to be faster than the guy we saw on Breda's blog.
What's your opinion? Does the cab driver's story make sense to you? Please leave a comment.