A San Antonia mother is upset about the number of times that her son was shot after taking part in a botched robbery.
“Why shoot him four more times? Why did he shoot him five times?”
According to KSAT-TV, the situation began when Andrew Herrera allegedly entered a Popeye’s Restaurant, armed with a gun.
Eyewitnesses say that he then pointed that gun at a family of customers, demanding their money.
Two children, who were with the family, walked out of the restroom, and the gunman pointed the weapon in their direction.
That’s when the concealed-carry father pulled out his own gun, and fired on the suspect. Herrera died of his injuries, but his mother is upset at the number of times that he was shot.
“Did my son deserve to be punished? Yes, he did.”
The San Antonio Police Department believes that Herrera was involved with multiple previous robberies.
Herrera’s mother said that her son had stopped taking his medication just weeks before the bungled robbery that lead to his death. She says that he told her,
“What is life? Being on medicine all the time and I’m sleeping? I’m missing life.”
The case is yet another example of how the Second Amendment is ensuring that Americans are able to protect themselves as well as another example of someone claiming that their criminal family member is a victim.
Obviously, no parent wants to hear the news that their child was just killed in a gun fight, but it was the decisions of that child who put them there in the first place.
When an individual chooses the life of crime, and seeks to enrich themselves by using force to steal from others, there are only three outcomes that are possible.
Option one is that the criminal gets away with their misdeeds, and they will likely go on to commit more criminal acts. The criminal might be happy, because they are wealthier than they were before, but their victims are likely going to be scarred for life. Being an innocent bystander while an armed robbery occurs can be a very traumatic experience.
Option two is that the criminal gets captured by the police and processed through the justice system. They might be looking at giving up years of their life behind bars.
Option three is that the criminal is gunned down by concerned citizens or police officers who feel threatened.
Knowing that there are only three outcomes, why do family members of armed robbers seem shocked and outraged when they learn that the individual lost their life while committing a felony?
Let us know what you think.