Joe Lanier, a 24-year-old exterminator in Detroit, Michigan, shot a 17-year-old who pulled a handgun on him and demanded his sunglasses. Lanier was in his car when he shot the robber several times, but didn’t kill him.
The robber is in the hospital in critical condition. Joe Lanier’s mother, Angela, a firearms instructor, told the media that she taught all of her sons how to responsibly operate a gun (good mom). The police are still investigating the robbery and shooting.