Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Georgia Gas Station Attendant Loses It - 2 People Shot

Local news reports
A Columbus gas station worker is accused of shooting two customers after an argument got out of hand.

Police said 25-year Darschan Bhalodi is free on bond after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police told WTVM that an argument developed over payment for a purchase Friday night. The argument moved outside, where Bhalodi said he was threatened with a beer bottle. Police said Bhalodi fired a handgun, striking one man in the buttocks and the other in the arm. Both are expected to recover.

Police Lt. John McMichael told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that it seemed like a huge overreaction to what was happening.

Bhalodi was released on bond Saturday.
What kind of charge is that exactly, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime? Does it mean he was allowed to possess that gun as long as he behaved himself?  He could have been a concealed carry permit holder, for that matter.  In Georgia that's not hard to do.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Yet another case in a Stand Your Ground state where the shooter was arrested and charged with a crime because the evidence doesn’t collaborate with self-defense. It is almost as if you guys have no idea what you are talking about when you say “get away with murder law” or “all you have to do is say you ‘felt threatened’”.

    Mike, it is quite common for there to be an extra charge when a crime is committed with a gun. So aggravated assault with a gun carries more punishment that aggravated assault with your fists or another weapon.

    1. The ones who are caught are just the tip of the iceberg, TS.