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Armed Self Defense Involving LSU Running Back

Dec 31, 2018 10:14:36 AM / by Savannah Ashworth

This report out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reminds us to be careful when meeting up with strangers to sell personal items.  LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and another (unidentified) student athlete did just that when they attempted to get some holiday cash by selling some electronics just before Christmas.

The two athletes showed up to sell the goods in a truck, and after the 18-year-old buyer got into the back seat to see and pay for the goods, he suddenly pulled out a handgun and demanded everything they had.  One of the two student athletes (police are not saying which) immediately drew their own lawfully-carried firearm and fired into the back seat, killing the man on the spot.

The two athletes did everything else by the book:  They immediately called 911, reported what had happened, waiting on the scene for officers to arrive, cooperated with the investigation, and were released without charges.

These athletes were prepared for the worst, acted in self defense, and did exactly what they should have after the shooting.  We're glad they're okay.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire has rushed for over 600 yards and scored seven touchdowns this season.



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Savannah Ashworth

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