Man who foiled gunman uses experience to teach others

Justin Schnieders stands in front of the building on East Capitol Avenue where, in October 2009, he was accosted by an armed robber.

Justin Schnieders stands in front of the building on East Capitol Avenue where, in October 2009, he was accosted by an armed robber. Photo by Kelley McCall.

It truly was a life changing experience for Justin Schnieders.

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The night of Oct. 13, 2009, saw him have to act to save his life as well as a group of friends.

It also led him to try and educate people how they can protect themselves and not have to go through what he did.

That night, Schnieders was shot during a robbery attempt.

Acting in self-defense, Schnieders shot the robber.

Schnieders was shot by Patrick Harris who had just pulled up Schnieders‘ coat and saw that he had an empty gun holster.

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