The families of the two masked armed robbers killed in Reading, PA by a concealed carrier are now complaining that they want justice.
Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday.
“It’s not fair,” said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick’s Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday.
The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed.
“[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for,” said Medina. “He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free.”
“How about if people just start running around here, policing the city on their own? How much worse is it going to get?” said Peter Ratel, Medina’s cousin.
The family members said they are hurt by comments suggesting the alleged robbers were “thugs.”
Let us see. They were armed, used their weapons to threaten and rob a store owner, then, they pulled those same guns on a man trying to do the right thing and he killed them in self-defense.
It was just after 2:00 p.m. Monday when shots rang out outside Krick’s Korner Market on the 1600 block of North 9th Street.
Adams says cameras were rolling as the men, donning masks and armed with guns, entered the store and terrorized employees, pointing their weapons and making demands.
A concerned citizen witnessed the robbery happening from outside the store and waited there for the suspects.
The armed men took cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets before exiting the store. Outside they were confronted by the concerned citizen who told them not to move and that he was calling police.
Adams said a struggle ensued and the suspects took out their weapons. The citizen, however, was also armed and fired at the suspects.
The suspects were both shot in the chest and died at the scene.
Police took the armed citizen in for questioning, but after reviewing video of the incident and speaking with a number of witnesses, authorities released the man.
Adams said the shooter was very cooperative. The man had a license to carry, and since he was threatened at gunpoint, no charges are expected to be filed.
Sounds like they were thugs to me. Sorry, that their families lost loved ones, but they have no moral right to desire punishment for a man who simply defended himself. That is not “justice” that is INjustice!