21 Year Old Temple Student Wins Gunfight with Armed Robbers

A Temple student got into a gunfight with two would be armed robbers:

Sophomore Robert Eells, 21, of Chalfont, Bucks County, was sitting with at least one friend in front of their home in the 2300 block of North 12th Street shortly before 2 a.m. when three assailants approached and demanded money.

When Eells failed to comply, the assailants opened fire, police said. Eells, struck in the stomach, fired a couple of rounds toward the would-be robbers, wounding one suspect, a 15-year-old boy, in the chest and a leg.

So not only did he act appropriately, but continued the fight even after being shot. Two people were shot in the confrontation, and the guy landed those hits while being shot himself. Campus carry is not a crime in Pennsylvania, but the schools are free to set policy. Sounds like this happened off campus, so the school shouldn’t have anything to say. But this is one anecdotal tale that suggests college students are plenty responsible to exercise their right to bear arms. The police spokesperson said the student is not likely to face charges, and the two robbers are being charged with simple assault, robbery, and attempted murder.

6 Responses to “21 Year Old Temple Student Wins Gunfight with Armed Robbers”

  1. Tango Juliet says:

    “Fight crime. Shoot back.”

  2. Sterling Archer says:

    1) Fortunately Castle Doctrine is now the law in PA. The thugs family won’t be able to sue the victim.

    2) Was anyone else shocked that the city of Philadelphia didn’t press charges against the student? I thought for sure that they would try to destroy him for having the audacity to defend himself.

  3. Sage Thrasher says:

    Great story & a great example. Unfortunately, if he’s smart he’ll move away to avoid retaliation at this point, but luckily he was not permanently injured.

  4. TS says:

    The gun control side will still hate this story. People were shot, and one was killed. When confronted by an armed robber, you should always give them what they want so that nobody gets hurt. The student should have handed over his wallet and gun. Later he can be arrested for contributing to “gunflow” by provided a firearm to a prohibited person.

  5. And what do you want to bet the 15 year old will be added to the gun control side’s “children injured by guns” list.

  6. mike says:

    The story you link to doesn’t say anything about anyone being killed. It says the robber is in stable condition.