An AP article “74-Year-Old Man Kills Would-Be Robber” (January, 10, 2002), documents the acts of a 74-year-old “Pac A Sac” convenience store owner, J.C. Adams, who confronted three would-be robbers in his convience store last Thursday: Cameron Lemont Glover, 17. Glover’s 19-year-old brother, Leonard, and Tammy Crystal Jones. He ended up killing Cameron Glover, and injuring his brother Leonard:

On a surveillance monitor, he saw two men and a woman hold up an employee at the cash register. That’s when Adams pushed his walker to the front of the store and confronted the armed suspects, killing one man and wounding the other. An employee held the woman until police arrived.

“No need to let something like that live,” said Adams, who had been wounded in a May 2000 robbery attempt in which he killed another intruder.

Police said Friday that Adams would not be charged in the shooting death Thursday…Adams’ defense of the store has made him a legend in the neighborhood. “Everybody knows J.C.,” said resident Nancy Pope. “Obviously (robbers) don’t know who they are messing with.”

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