An unidentified concealed carrier thwarted an attempted robbery when he unloaded on the armed suspect in Detroit.
Surveillance video shows the robber, Sanchez Quinn, 29, approach while pointing a gun at the confirmed concealed pistol license holder and his cousin outside a market on Sunday.
The CPL holder told Fox 2 Detroit his first thought was to grab his gun. Video shows him shove Quinn’s pistol away before drawing his own gun and opening fire. Quinn returned fire and the CPL holder’s cousin was caught in the crossfire. It’s unclear whose shots struck the cousin.
Quinn was also struck, but both he and the cousin were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive. No charges have been filed against the CPL holder at this time, who appeared to have acted in self-defense. Quinn, as well as a second suspect, are in police custody.
“It makes me mad because you have people out here that work every day. They are innocent; you want to take from them,” the CPL holder told reporters. “These guys, I definitely feel don’t need to be back out on the street because someone else might get hurt and it might happen in a different way.”
The attempted robbery and subsequent shooting was captured on video thanks to Project Green Light — a crime-fighting initiative launched by a partnership between local businesses, the city and community groups — which was launched last January.
Under the initiative, businesses, known as Green Light locations, have installed real-time cameras with videos that can be viewed directly from the police department. Additionally, the Green Light locations have flashing green lights, which authorities say, help to deter crime. So far, more than 120 local businesses have opted to participate in the initiative.