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Posted at 5:04 PM ET, 12/30/2010

Md. suspect shot dead identified

By Mary Pat Flaherty

Anne Arundel police on Thursday identified an alleged robber who was fatally shot Tuesday by the owner of a Dunkin' Donuts and gas station during a reported holdup attempt.

The man shot was Josue Alberto Angel, 29, of the 12000 block of Carland Place in Laurel, police said in a statement.

No further new information about the incident, such as the identity of the store owner or any decision on possible charges in the shooting, was available.

Police had said that the robber entered the store at about 3:30 a.m., implied he had a gun and announced a robbery. During a struggle, the 48-year-old business owner shot the alleged robber, police said.

Angel died later at a hospital.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | December 30, 2010; 5:04 PM ET
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates  
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Good riddance...addition by subtraction on this one.

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Posted by: tshoes38 | December 30, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

"I have an announcement. This is a robbery!"
"Oww. OWW!"
"How about, I'll take a glazed and coffee? No?"

Posted by: kls1 | December 30, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Juan O'Malleys' "new Americans", adios

Posted by: sendthemback | December 31, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

How much money are you hoping to get from a duncan donuts? Rob a starbucks - anyone knows that...

Posted by: DontGetIt | December 31, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse


This man was no angel but an antisocial who had no respect for private property and no respect for the law. I don't support citizens taking the law into their own hands or acting like vigilantes, but with a court system that gives greater preference to the "rights" of criminals rather than provide equal treatment for victims and their families I don't see how law abiding citizens would be able to protect themselves and their property without using deadly force. The failure to act by the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government started with Ronald Reagan and continued by subsequent Republican and Democratic-administrations and congresses has created an intolerable situation and have undermined Government's first which is to protect its citizens. It would be interesting to learn what Casa de Maryland, the left wing of the Democratic Party and the ACLU thinks of this.

s/ A Democratic registered voter

Posted by: GoodAmerican | December 31, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

EXCELLENTE'!!!!

Posted by: demtse | December 31, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Good for the owner. He was defending his life and property. A God given and man-made law given right.

Posted by: diamondpony1 | December 31, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

The owner will probably get 25 years in the slammer for defending his business... That is the way it is in the People's Popular Socialist Democratic Republic of Maryland... punish anyone who defends themselves and apologize and free the criminals... like the Frostburg State University student who got only 5 years for taking a shotgun and deliberately killing one student and wounding another student... and his Mommy cried her sweet, innocent little boy who didn't get a fair trial!!

Posted by: joeblotnik49 | December 31, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Any aspiring criminals please take notes here...if you're going to indicate you have a weapon be damn sure who you're indicating that to doesn't really have one.
Just another parasite the rest of society isn't going to have to carry...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 31, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

The store owner did, in effect, take up a bit of the slack of a criminal-justice system which cannot do its job. They pander to criminals instead of protecting honest citizens. Another roach off the streets...

Posted by: flipper49 | December 31, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

The store owner should not be charged. At that time of day he could not rely on any witnesses and he could have been killed by this guy. He did what was right. I don't care at all where the robber might have come from (though in this country you could have any ethnic name and be FROM here - remember that before writing some racist-troll remark).

Posted by: Dawa_Lhatso | December 31, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

...and who says there is no good news in the papers these days. goood job!!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | December 31, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Way to go. Wish I'd have had a gun the night our house got broken into.

Posted by: jburnetti | December 31, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

fry the thug

Posted by: pofinpa | December 31, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Adios, amigo.

Dumb WB.

Posted by: veerle1 | December 31, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

If Mr. Angel was in fact robbing this establishment with a deadly weapon then he may have got what he deserved, however to jump to conclusions about his legal status or if he was even an immigrant, and about his family suing about english is preposterous. Its sad that so many in this country founded by immigrants, are so racist against certain immigrants, they have lost the hood but the rhetoric is the same.

Posted by: hellpaso | December 31, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

A business owner protecting his assets with lethal force in the People's Republic of Maryland? Uh oh. Don't you know that disadvantaged folks have an absolute right to anything/everything you've worked your ass off for?! Get with the program son..

Posted by: wewintheylose | January 1, 2011 4:27 AM | Report abuse

Well done! Thanks to recent legislation in Maryland that took effect 10/1/2010 the business owner is protected and the family of the thief will have no recourse in a civil suit (see below).

Maryland: Governor O’Malley Signs Self-Defense Reform Bill!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Governor Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law a long awaited self-defense measure giving Maryland’s law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves and loved ones from harm.

Senate Bill 411, sponsored by State Senator Mac Middleton (D-28), provides civil immunity from damages when force, including deadly force, is used under reasonable circumstances to repel an attack in the person’s dwelling or place of business. Pursuant to Maryland law, this measure will be effective on October 1, 2010.

Posted by: tizwicky1 | January 1, 2011 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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