The family of a suspected armed robber in Alabama is angry. Not at their relative who committed a crime, but rather at the Good Samaritan who shot him in order to protect other customers. The incident took place at a Family Dollar store in the city of Mobile, when 18-year-old Adric White put a gun to the head of an employee at the store.
The Good Samaritan, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was left with no choice but to shoot White. “He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees. I drew my gun on him and I said, ‘Hey, don’t move,’” explained the man. “At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me, I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”
But shockingly, a relative of White said that the shooting was uncalled for and the Good Samaritan should have “just left the store” instead of opening fire. “If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the family member to Fox10 News. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”
White was shot five times, but survived and is in police custody while he recovers at a local hospital. He was also released on bond last month for an armed robbery that he was part of. Mobile police say the Good Samaritan broke no laws in the incident because the shooting was justified.
(Photo: Mobile Police Department)