MAN ARRESTED, ANOTHER SOUGHT IN GROCERY STORE SHOOTING
Luis Daniel Cora-Romero, of Lancaster, was charged with retail theft, aggravated assault, robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. He is in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Kenneth Peralta, 38, of Lancaster (the shooter) is being sought.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Peralta is asked to call East Lampeter Township police at 717-291-4676. Peralta should be considered armed and dangerous - Police said they think he got away in a dark blue or black Ford Taurus with Pennsylvania license plate HNT 6089.
I pointed out to the wife & kids that we should respect that poor guy who took a round; I've pulled a lot of private security gigs over the years - armed AND unarmed - and that could have been me on any one of several occasions.
Trouble with any job with the word "Security" in it is that sooner or later, you're the number two guy at a gun fight. The option of being armed isn't always your prerogative - quite often the corporate entity doesn't want their Security armed; because of the liability risk. The way they look at it - Security's just there as a deterrent - it's better to let the thief bolt with the goods than to deal with a possible lawsuit. In this case, the gun came out right at the end of it, over a packet of razor blades, of all things.
Bottom Line: For your personal security purposes, it is not good enough to simply arm yourself; even with whatever minimal qualifications and firearms training your jurisdiction requires for concealed carry. It is also essential that your training includes a review & rehearsal of possible scenarios (as realistic as possible within the constraints of safety).
For example: you're in the store and a situation goes down - what do you do? (Bear in mind it is not your mission to protect store property - your motivation is personal survival).
Consult local law enforcement and seek legal guidance regarding such a scenario, and seek the best combat pistol marksmanship training available. Consider this the unwritten clause in your life insurance policy.