MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An attempted robbery in St. Paul became a shooting after the intended victim pulled out his legally permitted firearm.

Police say it happened Tuesday night just before 8 p.m. at 5th and Wacouta streets in St. Paul. The robber pulled out a gun and threatened another man, who had a permit to carry a weapon and shot the would-be criminal.

st paul attempted robbery shooting Police: Robbery Thwarted By Legal Gun Owner In St. Paul

(credit: CBS)

The gunshot wound was not life threatening, police said.

St. Paul police are investigating the incident.

Comments (2)
  1. I am all for conceal and carry…Good Job

  2. Your headline is misleading. In Minnesota we don’t have “concealed carry permits” we have “permits to carry” meaning we can carry concealed or open in an exposed holster.

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