Armed Student Thwarts Burglary Attempt


Police: Temple Student Shot During Botched Robbery:

PHILADELPHIA – A Temple University student and a 15-year-old boy are both in the hospital after the two exchanged gunfire early Monday morning, police said.

Police said the shootings followed a botched robbery attempt by the teen in the 2300 block of North 12th Street, north of Dauphin Street and off-campus.

Police said the 15-year-old tried to rob Michael Eels in front of his house. But when Eels refused to give him money, the teen started shooting.


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


  1. It’s not exactly an “anti-gun” report, but there are certainly tinges of shock that someone would have a gun and protect himself.




    I like that the 15 years old kids in Philly are allowed to carry guns…wait?…they’re NOT allowed to have guns?…it’s illegal for 15 years old kids in Philly to have guns? Oh, but one had a gun… But it’s illegal for him to have a gun? He’s a juvi criminal and doesn’t care that it’s illegal for him to have a gun? Oh… Seems the law isn’t all that effective against criminal types, huh?


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