Foolish Thug Got More Than He Bargained For
We have another one to add to the list. A 19 year old Plant City, Florida man is recovering in a local hospital after being shot by a couple he tried to rob. One of the intended victims had a pistol.
From ABC Action News:
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Tyler Ray Howell, 19, of Ocala, climbs out of the passenger seat of a blue vehicle driven by an unknown man.
He approached a red vehicle driven by Durrell Anthony Boswell, 23, of Plant City, sheriff's officials said. Howell aimed a silver handgun at Boswell and an unidentified woman, who was a passenger in the red vehicle.
In an act of self-defense, Boswell pulled his 9mm handgun and shot at Howell, striking him twice, a sheriff's release states.
Boswell and Howell both left the scene separately, but both returned. Howell was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. When Boswell returned, he cooperated with detectives.
No charges are expected to be filed against Boswell. The local authorities have ruled it a justified shooting. Court decisions have treated a car as an extension of one’s home so carrying a car in the vehicle is legal.
As for Howell, after he recovers from his wounds, police expect to charge him in relation to the crime.
The victims and the perpetrator did not know each other and the attack was caught on surveillance video by a local business.