Gunman holding store captive killed by concealed carrier

support-the-2nd-amendmentsmOn Jan. 16, 2014, Kevin Mclaughlin, a white male, entered a Dollar General on Highway 22 in Orrville, Alabma, and began shouting and waving his gun in the air.

Other customers and delivery men were inside the store at the time of the incident. Several customers making their way into the store saw McLaughlin waving a gun and ran away. One of them was Orrville resident Deforest James, who said he exited the building shortly after Mclaughlin waved the pistol and told customers not to move. “He said he was looking for three bad mother—-ers and then I ran out and I busted out through the back door.”

Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the gunman “escorted a customer who was trying to leave the store and a cashier toward a break room. The cashier went in first and the customer went in behind her.”

McLaughlin had the gun on the customer, but it turns out “the customer” had a pistol concealed in a holster. When “the customer” got to the door, he pulled out his concealed weapon, turned around and shot McLaughlin once in the chest.

McLaughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. The tense ordeal played out in less than five minutes, police said.

Sheriff Huffman said “the customer” Marlo Ellis, 37, used his own weapon in the incident, for which he has a concealed carrier permit, and that the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and Ellis was not charged for the shooting.

Sources: The Selma Times-Journal, WAFB


H/t HotAir and FOTM’s swampygirl


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Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
6 years ago

Good Job . . . Marlo Ellis.

Perry Peterson
6 years ago

The description of the perp,”a white male”, is actually Politically Correct! I think it sets a precedent now,that standard descriptions of lawbreakers and criminals include a white notation.. Unless of course if they were of a different race, which would be left out. Then when we read a crime story, if it didn’t say “white”‘ we would know they were black!

6 years ago


Steven Broiles
6 years ago

Serves him right!


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6 years ago

Nice to see another GOOD gun story!

Taking those two captives to the breakroom was tantamount to taking a victim to a “second location,” which almost always proves fatal for the victim, & for which safety experts always emphasize, NEVER let a perp take you to a second location. Kick, scream, run, jump out of the car, etc. before you let them do that.

6 years ago

Huzzah! This was a “divine intervention” IMO, a concealed carrier placed “just so” prevented innocents fr being sacrificed to greed / grifting/ nefariousness nature of the evil amongst us. I bet for every one of this example…there are 10 or more innocents lost to no intervening ‘concealed carrier’ who could have become an avenging angel..& they perished at the hands of obscene murderers. Moral of the story: Legally armed concealed carriers= REFORM/ RETHINK criminal behavior…..OR….criminal behavior extingusihment (politically correct terminology): Laymen’s terms: the bastages get shot while perpetrating a crime in progress….no waiting for the sheriff to arrive.