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Thug's Family Outraged That Law Abiding Citizen Killed Him In Self Defense

Jeff Katz
October 14, 2019 - 3:48 pm

The family of a man who was shot and killed while carrying out an armed robbery claimed it was "wrong" for the store cashier to defend himself using a firearm.

According to WHIO-TV, 23-year-old Roosevelt Rappley entered a Dollar General in Dayton, Ohio, and pulled a gun, pointed it at several customer and demanded cash from the cashier. Another worker, who was armed, drew his weapon and shot Rappley in the chest. Rappley left the store and died there.

Rappley's siblings, interviewed after the fact, were furious and said it was "wrong" that the clerk shot their brother in self-defense. Rappley's sister even lobbied that her brother wasn't entirely in the wrong for robbing the store.

"He's got some responsibility, but not all," she said. "Right and wrong is wrong, that was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest."

"Yes, he's robbing them. Oh, well! Call the police, that's what you're supposed to do. You're not supposed to take matters into your own hands!"