Witnesses say the two were arguing when the man threatened to cut Lawrence’s mother and when Lawrence got between the two, he was stabbed in the abdomen.
Witnesses say as the man was stabbing his ex’s new boyfriend, a third male shot the suspect, but the man with the gun fled the scene and hasn’t been found.
It’s unclear if the suspects said anything when they entered the store, but as soon as the clerk saw a weapon, he quickly retrieved his own gun.
The victim, who was carrying a legally owned handgun, shot the suspect in the abdomen and both legs.
Authorities say the shooting was over a drug debt, but the man’s family said his daughter was robbed earlier in the day and he went to get the money back.
Bob Anderson, who works at the C.D.C.’s National Center for Health Statistics, said preliminary data from 2017 also shows a continuing upward trend.
The woman, who is in her late 80s and lives alone, said she called out to the teen to stop but he continued to advance toward her before she shot him.
The man said he was elk hunting when three animals – which he originally believed to be coyotes – circled him and when one charged, he shot and killed it.
Twenty-six people were killed and another 20 injured during a Sunday morning church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in what is being described as the largest mass shooting in the state’s history.
Authorities say one of the suspects attempted to shoot the officer during the robbery, but his gun jammed. The officer, in turn, shot them both.