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Posted: 1/10/2006 2:48:14 PM EDT
Garland jeweler shoots at robbery suspect

03:32 PM CST on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

By MARGARITA MARTÍN-HIDALGO / The Dallas Morning News

A Garland jewelry store owner thwarted a Tuesday morning robbery after shooting at the gunman.

No one was injured in the shooting at Nasr Brothers Jewelry in the 1200 block of Northwest Highway, but the suspect got away.

The incident occurred about 10:20 a.m., shortly after owner John Nasr opened the store.

Store manager Claude Rizk said when he approached the suspect near the display cases at the front of the store, the man pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.

Upon facing the gun, "all I could think of was my little girl," Mr. Rizk said.

Seconds later, Mr. Nasr, who is a trained marksman, fired three shots at the suspect through a glass window in the store's jewelry repair room. The man ran from the store and fled in a white 1990s-model Cadillac with paper dealer tags and a broken right taillight.

Mr. Nasr said he used a .40-caliber Glock pistol that his girlfriend gave him for Christmas.

As he swept shards of glass off the floor, Mr. Rizk, a Catholic, glanced at a crucifix hanging over a door frame.

"That's what really saved us," he said.

Tuesday's incident marked the first attempted robbery at the 26-year-old store since 1989.

A May 2005 robbery attempt at another Nasr Brothers Jewelry store in Rockwall also ended in gunfire. Owner Louis Nasr fired at two suspects during that incident, hitting one in the chest. Both men were caught, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.

Mr. Rizk said he has worked at the Garland store for 18 years and is also a trained gun owner.

"We're from Lebanon," he said. "We're used to firearms."

Garland police spokesman Joe Harn described the suspect as a black male in his early to mid-20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing blue jeans, a gray jacket and maroon stocking cap. Anyone with information is asked to call 972-272-8477.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:48:04 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:49:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 11:50:49 AM EDT by mayday]
Yet this will be added to the list of "senseless gun violence" that the Scary Brady Bunch like to tout so much.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:58:35 AM EDT
Trained Marksman.

Nice shooting to bad the trained marksman missed.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:02:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 12:04:31 PM EDT by MisterSuzuki]

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Trained Marksman.

Nice shooting to bad the trained marksman missed.



Hell....I"ve seen LEO squad video's of officers firing multiple rounds, and missing....yet within 10 meters of each other.......yet, they never seem to miss family dogs!


Anyways....even LEO's miss, and I'm sure many of us have seen that!

Plus, they're from Lebanon......ever see what they consider "marksmen"?

Its like they're taking firing tips from Sarah Brady, and firing from the hip!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:03:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterSuzuki:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Trained Marksman.

Nice shooting to bad the trained marksman missed.



Hell....I"ve seen LEO squad video's of officers firing multiple rounds, and missing....yet within 10 meters of each other.




Are they TRAINED MARKSMAN?

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:06:49 PM EDT
Not unless you're from the DEA, and only one capable of be qualified, to carry a Glock .40!


Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By MisterSuzuki:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Trained Marksman.

Nice shooting to bad the trained marksman missed.



Hell....I"ve seen LEO squad video's of officers firing multiple rounds, and missing....yet within 10 meters of each other.




Are they TRAINED MARKSMAN?


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