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“Ax-wielding attacker shot by gun-permit holder who was defending himself”

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 2/28/2023
Merced County Sheriff’s deputies say an ax-wielding man was shot Tuesday evening after he allegedly attacked a property owner who has a concealed-carry permit.


. . . the suspect, identified as Luis Larios, was on the gun owner’s property, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.


The property owner saw Larios sitting inside a vehicle stuck in the mud. The property owner was trying to help him get the vehicle out of the mud.