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Father Protects Family, Shoots Robbery Suspect Dead in Popeye’s Restaurant

A father eating at a Popeye’s restaurant shot and killed a robbery suspect to protect his family.

The incident occurred Wednesday just before 9 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.

According to Fox 29, 32-year-old Carlos Molina was eating with his family when 19-year-old Andres Herrera walked into the Popeye’s and pointed a gun at him. Herrera “demanded his property.”

Molina assured Herrera he had spent all his money in buying dinner for his family and asked the armed man to please allow his family to leave to unharmed. During the exchange more of Molina’s family members emerged from the restroom and Herrera pointed his gun at them, at which time Molina pulled his own gun and shot Herrera several times.


Molina has a handgun license. Officers responding to the scene described the shooting as an act of self-defense carried out for a third person.

On January 12, 2017, the New York Times editorial board opined,“The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime.” Mr. Molina’s actions at the Popeye’s restaurant in San Antonio are only the latest refutation of the New York Times‘ claim.

AWR Hawkins is an award winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News.  He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected]. Sign up to get Down Range at

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