Police: Soldier Being Robbed Pulls Gun On Assailants

Victim Fired One Shot At Robbers, Police Say

A soldier and his wife stopped a robbery on Tuesday night when the soldier pulled a gun on the assailants and fired, police said.

The husband and wife had just been transferred from Fort Hood to Colorado Springs. They were taking a walk in their new neighborhood at 10 p.m. when they were approached by two masked assailants, police said.

When the assailants ordered the soldier and his wife to the ground, the soldier told police he pulled out his handgun.

The soldier told police the men started to run off, but when one of them turned around and appeared to pull out a gun, the soldier said he fired one shot in their direction.

It appears no one was hit, and the assailants got away.

Police said the soldier had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

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