A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point. They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle. They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money. Then they made a critical mistake. They threatened his wife. Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson. Robinson is the larger man in the picture above. The other suspect has been captured.
He turned out to be Andre Kennedy, shown on the right. From wdam.com:
On Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher approved immediate suspension without pay of a correctional officer charged in a kidnapping, armed robbery and homicide that occurred in Jackson on Saturday morning.The story has been moving at lightspeed all around the gun culture on the Internet. Gun Watch carried an excerpt and link to the early story. Now we have confirmation that the shooter was a doctor and combat handgun competitor.
Fisher learned after Andre Kennedy's arrest that Kennedy is one of 520 officers working at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.
Kennedy, 22, was hired in January 2014.
He is charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping in a case involving an Eastover homeowner.
His partner in crime was shot and killed in what police are calling justifiable homicide.
Massad Ayoob calls this a fatal mistake in the victim selection process. I suspect the good doctor carries more frequently, now.
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