A New Jersey man has been shot and killed at an Alcoholics Anonymous center in South Carolina in what police say was a thwarted robbery. The State newspaper reported that Columbia police said Sunday that a visitor to the AA center shot and killed the 18-year-old man who was trying to rob members there.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Kayson Helms of Edison, N.J., was shot in the neck, abdomen and chest.
Columbia Police say Helms walked into the meeting at 2015 College Street, the Acoa Club, at 11 p.m. Saturday night with a gun and demanded whatever those at the center had and was shot.
Helms was taken to Palmetto Richland where he later died.
Police did not identify the man who shot Helms, but said the individual had a concealed weapons permit.
So far, no charges have been filed.
Another story you probably won’t see on CNN, a law-abiding gun owner with a concealed weapons permit douses the lights on a criminal from New Jersey. Of course, this will be added to the annual gun related death statistics used by the Brady Bunch and other anti-gun groups, but we know the truth.
If you have a concealed weapons permit, get training and carry your gun. No where is safe from crime.