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    Who needs a gun at Martin's in the Village Shopping Center?

    I'm at this Martin's literally every day - http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2...re-ar-1328596/
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    Story updated - 2 people stabbed.
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    This is a regular stop for me when I'm in the West End as well. It is on my route to DoubleTap's mom's house.
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    Events like this just serve to remind us that even in familiar and possibly seemingly hospitable environments the worst crimes may occur. As a result it is necessary to stay aware of your surroundings and be prepared for what really isn't all that uncommon.

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    Latest update is man and woman employee got in fight. Man stabbed woman....man ran outside and stabbed himself.

    Still closed.

    I can see the place from my office.

    So ....at what point do YOU personally intervene to save others besides yourself? I have to think that once the blade comes out and he moves to anyone with intent I pull the trigger and live with the legal consequences. I am not going to sit there and watch someone else die.

    Your thoughts?

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    I've driven past there a few times. The area isn't bad but anywhere in Richmond, Henrico or Chesterfield fall under the suspect with me.
    I don't start feeling like I'm in hospitable territory until I get to Amelia.

    I wonder what the argument was about?

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    I know the victim from having shopped there for years....nice girl. They said that a night shift co-worker stabbed her right in the front of the store by the coffee area/bank. He then ran to the back of the store and stabbed himself.

    This world is getting crazier each day.
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    This is the first "assault with a deadly weapon" story that I've heard of involving a knife where the assailant tried to off himself with a knife.

    Usually these stories end with "and then he turned the gun on himself"--Never heard one that ended with "ad then he stabbed himself".

    The world is indeed getting crazier every day...
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    We should ban shopping centers, and sharp things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    I know the victim from having shopped there for years....nice girl. They said that a night shift co-worker stabbed her right in the front of the store by the coffee area/bank. He then ran to the back of the store and stabbed himself.

    This world is getting crazier each day.
    In such a case, do we shoot the perp since he is trying to kill someone (stabbing himself)?


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