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Gunman Killed Trying to Rob Ex-Reporters Lynne Russell and Chuck de Caro in Albuquerq

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
Good for them. :up::up::up::up:

Armchair quarterbacking, I believe she left her gun on the nightstand while she went to the car to retrieve something. Her husbands was too while he was in the shower. Can't say it would have made any difference how the dirtball forced himself in at gunpoint. She was carrying something like we all do at motels and then we are using our card key to try and get the door open, perfect time fer a criminal to make his play.

They may wanna rethunk , I dunno.

My :angel2::angel2: prayers to them both and his full recovery.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gunman-killed-trying-rob-ex-reporters-lynne-russell-chuck-de-n385416
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,026 Senior Member
    Albuquerq :confused:where's that:popcorn:
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    I think that their guns were small caliber, and the bad guy got several rounds and kept coming? Maybe they need to up their firepower?

    But otherwise, terrific! How it's supposed to be.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Albuquerq :confused:where's that:popcorn:

    Long way from Linea........................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Bad guy should have taken a left turn in Albuquerque.........
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    They were such experts they forgot the basics, have a gun, not just any gun, something effective, something practical.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I think the man was very lucky to have survived. I'm wondering why the woman didn't shoot, since the BG was probably focused on the man. Her husband had to draw and fire while the guy was already pointing at him with his finger on the trigger (I assume).
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,851 Senior Member
    Saw this on the news. Her gun was in her purse, bad guy forced his way into the room at gun point. She pretended to be flustered as hubby came from the shower she handed hubby her purse saying see if anything in there will stop him from hurting us. Hubby pulled out her .40sw and exchanged gunfire with the bad guy. Hubby shot 3 time expected to make a full recovery bad guy began to cool to room temperature as police wrote the report
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • KSDeputyKSDeputy Member Posts: 55 Member
    At least she gave her husband the firearm, otherwise they both may be dead. If you are non-LE there is no training to kick in, so she did her best. I am amazed that it worked out so well, she used her head and saved both of them.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Did not the report say she had been a Deputy somewhere ?


    "Russell — herself a licensed private investigator and former Fulton County, Georgia, sheriff's deputy with two martial arts black belts —"

    I thought so.....
    So she had training...
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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