Two suspects drove away after retrieving the wallet of one of the victims, but the third suspect’s plan to make off with a Chrysler 300 was cut short.
The suspect, whose face was covered with a mask, walked in with a gun and demanded cash. The clerk told him he was retrieving money, but instead grabbed a gun.
The store owner, who was unable to grab his gun before the suspects tackled him, chased the suspects as they ran off with $10,000 in cash.
The homeowner knew something was awry when he drove up and saw the lights on and soon thereafter came face to face with two intruders.
The family questions whether the teen was in the home, but a friend told reporters he tried to warn him when he started hanging with the wrong crowd.
“Any time that you display a weapon, whether you’re licensed or not,” Chief Rick Park said, “you should be aware that you may not be the only one with one.”
Charles described the man outside as having a “crazy” or “ranting” voice, and said he felt his family was being “hunted” from outside their home.
The armed homeowner said he only fired a warning shot and did not hit Goodshot, but authorities found a trail of blood in the man’s yard.
Police later confirmed that the suspect, who punched the homeowner, was in possession of several items indicating he was there to commit a robbery.
Yarnell’s lawyer maintains he acted in self-defense, but the prosecuting attorney says he went beyond the parameters of self defense when he chased the man.