It’s quite simple. We know we can’t outrun or out fight young dudes bent on robbery and such. That’s why we carry guns.
“Billy Dean Dickerson, 19, of St. Louis died Thursday morning when he and Perry A. Richardson, 23, tried to rob a 70-year-old man who was dropping off a friend at her house in the 200 block of Abbott Street in Venice, police said. The man is a Vietnam War veteran from St. Louis.
“The veteran and his friend were sitting in his car when Dickerson pulled his vehicle up next to the driver’s side, police said.
"Richardson, who was sitting in the passenger seat, pulled out his gun and demanded money.
“The veteran pulled out his gun and fired, hitting Dickerson in the head and Richardson in the arm and chest.”
Longer story: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/would-be-robber-charged-with-murder-in-metro-east-after/article_0319ba21-4914-560c-985d-26ef050af2d5.html