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    http://www.twincities.com/allheadlin...nclick_check=1

    Alone with gunman, a choice: fight or die
    Manager clutches at robber's gun through struggle, deadly shot
    By Bao Ong
    bong@pioneerpress.com
    Article Last Updated:05/02/2008 11:58:00 PM CDT
    Facing an armed robber who fired a warning shot and tried to tie him up, Matt Huerta's survival instincts kicked in.


    The 57-year-old manager of Trail Liquors in Inver Grove Heights said he could think only one thing: grab the gun and shoot the intruder — or die.
    "I just had that real strong feeling I might not be alive after he leaves the store," Huerta said. "I didn't want to die in a pool of blood."
    Huerta, of Rosemount, lurched for the .357-caliber revolver in Dwayne A. Curry's back pocket, and the men wrestled on the floor, each shooting the other.
    When the fight ended, Huerta had suffered a single gunshot wound to his left leg. Curry, 42, of St. Paul, died later from wounds to his upper right leg and right hand.
    "I knew he was going to shoot me if he tied me up," Huerta said. "There would be no witnesses."
    It appears Huerta acted in self-defense, police Lt. Jerry Salmey said, but the Inver Grove Heights Police Department still is investigating.
    The investigation should be complete by next week, Salmey said, and the case will be forwarded to the Dakota County attorney, who could decline to charge Huerta for acting in self-defense, charge him in the shooting or leave the decision to a grand jury.
    Police confiscated videotape from a surveillance camera and may use it for evidence.
    Curry spent time in prison for burglary and theft-related felonies.
    He spent six years, from 1994 to 2000, in prison for armed robbery in
    Washington County and in 2007 was held for offenses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, according to state records.
    Robbers previously had burglarized Trail Liquors, at 9740 S. Robert Trail, Huerta said, but never at gunpoint.
    Huerta has worked at the store for seven years. He was counting cash when Curry entered shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, flashing his gun and demanding money, Huerta said.
    The manager pointed to what he was counting, but Curry said he wanted money from a safe.
    Huerta led Curry to a back office, where he fumbled a few times to open the safe, because he was nervous.
    There was no money inside.
    "He said, 'I want the money,' " Huerta said. "I said, 'It's all out front.' "
    That's when Curry fired a single shot into the air before trying to tie Huerta with string and an electrical cord attached to a vacuum, he said.
    The fate of another liquor store employee, left to die after being robbed and shot in the head, ran through his mind, Huerta said.
    After the shootings, Huerta grabbed the gun with both hands, then kept an eye on Curry as he called 911. Both men were taken to Regions Hospital, where Curry died Thursday afternoon. Huerta, who was in good condition, was released Friday.
    "I'm not that young to die, and I'm not that old to die," he said. "I was going to go down fighting."
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    bohdi wrote:
    The investigation should be complete by next week, Salmey said, and the case will be forwarded to the Dakota County attorney, who could decline to charge Huerta for acting in self-defense, charge him in the shooting or leave the decision to a grand jury.
    THAT is what pisses me off...

    Even IF he took the gun from him, and the 'shooter' was now unarmed, I'd STILL be OK with him taking the shot, because at that point he's still a threat, and will be attempting to disarm him.

    Yet, they're STILL saying that charges could be filed..

    W T F.


    I get sick and F'in tired of hearing people defending themselves, being thrust into situations that they never thought possible, making it out alive, then having the threat of criminal prosecution looming over them because they 'could have ran away' or some such nonsense.
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    It.is.all.about.government.control.of.your.person.


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    I don't think there's any way in hell they'll actually be able to charge the man. He did what he had to do to protect his person and thats just the way it is. If they deny him of that and try to make any criminal charges against him, there will be such a big upset amoung people like you and I to have someone's job. I don't think any DA would want to fight that type of battle.

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    I think it was just the standerd reply to get out of the interview that it was under investagation.

    I do not think any jury would ever convect him.

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    "It appears Huerta acted in self-defense"
    Appears? Really? Ya think so? Fkin stupid reporters....

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    Snipped from: http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/s430496.shtml?cat=1

    "It was a big gun. Kind of like a Clint Eastwood one," Huerta said. "He wanted to tie me up and fumbled around and couldn't do it. Then he used the electrical cord off my vacuum cleaner and when that didn't work very well, I saw that he had taken both hands off the weapon." "I went for the gun with both hands and he had one hand on the gun and that's how I got beat on both sides of my face, because I wouldn't let go of the gun."



    Police said a total offive rounds were fired during the struggle. Huerta was hit once in his left leg and Curry was shot in the leg and hand.

    The community held a benefit for Huerta at Superstars Gridiron Grille in Rosemount Thursday night."People I've never even met before came down and did this for me. I wasn't expecting anything really, just to go on with my life," Huerta said.

    Curry's had 15 different aliases and had been convicted of six differentaggravated robbery charges.



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    Check this out. Talk about take a bite out of crime.



    http://blutube.policeone.com/Clip.as...2BE56E0ABE0582

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    Not to get OT on this thread but what retarded idiot would rob a gunstore?!?!? Oh, that one in the video...got it...

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    That's so fake.

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    Thanks for the update Pointman

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