A 16-year-old robber and a 20-year-old store clerk died after a robbery that turned into a shootout this past Sunday night.
Details are scarce, but the police responded to reports of a shooting at a liquor store in Visalia, CA, around 11 PM. Upon arrival, they found the wounded 16-year-old in the parking lot and the 20-year-old store clerk who was deceased. Emergency services rushed the 16-year-old to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
After a preliminary investigation, police determined that the 16-year-old attempted to rob the store. The robber and the store clerk then exchanged gunfire.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any surveillance footage of the incident. It makes me wonder if the store clerk drew his gun while having a gun drawn on him, AKA drawing from the drop. If that’s what happened here, and I stress if, that could have put the clerk behind the 8-ball. Generally speaking, drawing from the drop is never a good idea. No matter how fast your draw stroke is, it will never be faster than the time it takes for the other person to pull the trigger.