Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 388 active visitors Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
Join/Renew Online
Join/Renew by Mail
Make a Donation
Magazine Subscriptions
KABA Memorial Fund
Advertise Here
Use KABA Free Email

JOIN/Renew NOW!
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
299 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Keep and Bear Arms

Search:

Archived Information

Top | Last 30 Days | Search | Add to Archives | Newsletter | Featured Item


Customer shoots, kills robber

Originally ran here as:
Customer killed robber, police say
By Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer
Sunday, July 15, 2001

FLORIDA -- A customer in a Gainesville convenience store yesterday shot to death a man police say was robbing the store.

The man who was shot was identified as Channing Michael Page, 27, of Gainesville.

Police said a man entered the Newberry Road store about 12:45 a.m. wearing a green ski mask. The man threatened to kill the clerk if he was not given $60.

Richard Connell Jr, 63, a customer in the store, drew a .38-caliber handgun. The robber lunged at Connell, police said.

Connell shot the robber three times in the chest. The robber, who was not armed, was transported to North Florida Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m.

Police spokesman Keith Kameg said the shooting was still being investigated.


Additional Report, from another News Outlet:

Area man shot dead in robbery attempt 
By BOB ARNDORFER, Sun staff writer
Sunday, July 15, 2001
Originally published here

An attempted robbery at a Newberry Road gas station early Saturday morning ended in death for the 27-year-old suspect, who was shot by a man visiting the store clerk.

A white male wearing a green ski mask, later identified as Channing Michael Page of Gainesville, entered the Shell Food Mart at 3850 Newberry Road about 12:45 a.m. Saturday and told the clerk to give him $60, according to police reports. The clerk, 68-year-old Quenton Wilson of Newberry, said the suspect held one hand in his waistband, implying that he had a gun.

"He demanded I give him $60 or he was going to kill me," said Wilson, who works the midnight-to-6 a.m. shift at the station three days a week. "I told him I didn't have any big money. He slammed his hand down on the counter and said if I didn't lay three $20s down RIGHT NOW, he was going to kill me."

Richard Connell, 63, of Gainesville, a longtime friend of Wilson, was inside the store at the time. After the suspect made several other threats to Wilson and Connell - the only people in the store - Connell drew a concealed .38 caliber revolver, said Gainesville Police Department spokesman Keith Kameg.

When Connell drew his gun, Kameg said, the suspect "lunged either at him or at the gun." Connell fired three times, hitting Page in the upper torso with all three shots.

Responding GPD Officers William Quirk and Scott Ferrel performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Page. Page was transported to North Florida Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m. Saturday.

Kameg said no gun was found on Page.

Connell has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, Kameg said, and it is valid until 2006.

Kameg said the store's videotape corroborates the account by Wilson and Connell. He said an investigation was being conducted to see if any charges are warranted.

"As of now, no decision on charges has been made," Kameg said.

Connell, reached at his home, declined comment.

Kameg said a 1992 Honda registered to Page was found about a block east of the station in the Royal Park Theater parking lot.

Page, a 1993 graduate of Buchholz High School who went by Michael, worked for a landscaping company. He is believed to have lived at his mother's home in Mill Pond, which is about half a mile from the Shell station.

One of Page's aunts said the family had no comment.

Kameg said there were some similarities between this case and some other recent robberies.

"We're not releasing the locations, but detectives are going to look at some recent robberies in Gainesville," he said. "It's possible that Page might be linked to other convenience store robberies."

Page was arrested in 1998 for driving under the influence. He pled no contest and was adjudicated guilty.

In recounting the incident late Saturday afternoon, Wilson said he and his friend feared for their lives.

"He had his hand down in his shorts and never took it out," said Wilson, who has worked at the Shell station since 1980. "He was indicating that he had a gun. He was real threatening the way he acted.

"He grabbed me one time . . . by my shirt and right arm . . . and picked up the (ATM) keyboard and slammed it down," Wilson said. "He saw my friend and yelled at him too, something like, 'you stay still or you'll get it, too.' "

Wilson said he told Page he didn't have any $20s, although there were some in the cash box.

"But I don't even think I could have opened the cash box," he said, because he was so scared. "I figured if I gave him the money he was probably going to kill me anyway."

Bob Arndorfer can be reached at 374-5042 or bob.arndorfer@gainesvillesun.com.



Click the image to flush Mr. Page down the toilet.


NOTICE: In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed, without profit, for research or educational purposes. We do our best, as well, to give credit to the original news source who published these Guns Save Lives stories out of respect and appreciation for their willingness to spread the word that Guns Save Lives -- and when an original link is available, we ALWAYS send all our visitors to read the original article on the original site where it was posted. God Bless the Americans that publish these stories - for assisting Americans in hearing the truth about guns saving lives.

 

Printer Version

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. George Mason, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788)

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2017, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy