Posted by Administrator on 6/11/2014 to Firearms Classes

Police tape surrounds a section of the 4600 block of Newport Avenue after
a shooting late on Monday, June 9, 2014. Photo by Valerie Schremp Hahn

ST. LOUIS • A husband and wife armed with guns were able to stave off an apparent home invasion Monday night, police said.

This St. Louis couple is thankful that they had a plan as well as a couple of pistols with in reach in after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night.

The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17 year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car.[i]

Cortez McClinton, 33, and Terrell Johnson, 31, held a gun to the girl’s head and used her as a shield as they entered the family home, where a five-year old child was also present.

The girl’s father and mother witnessed the abduction, and both retrieved their guns. When McClinton and Johnson entered, the father fired several shots, hitting both men. The girl’s mother fired a shot but missed.

Johnson died at the scene. McClinton was wounded but was able to scramble off. He had his brother take him to the hospital.

In 2010, McClinton was charged with shooting another man. Charges were eventually dropped due to lack of witness participation. He also had drug possession and distribution charges against him.

McClinton is charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary, and criminal armed action and is being held on $1 million bond.


    Cortez McClinton                    Terrell Johnson

Our staff at Carolinas First Defense likes to remind everyone that crime does not discriminate.  Crime can occur anywhere and we have to ensure that we are providing the best training so that our students can properly defend themselves as well as their families. This attempted robbery, as well as several other events that have occurred locally within Cleveland, Gaston, and surrounding counties is just another reminder that we have to always remain vigilant and aware of our surroundings, as well as prepare ourselves for all situations. If you are a business owner, or just a citizen looking for a way to learn how to properly and lawfully protect yourself and are interested in obtaining your CCW permit or furthering your education and shooting skills, please give us a call at Carolinas First Defense. We offer a wide variety of classes that are suitable for everyone of all walks of life. From beginner to advanced classes, CFD takes our classes to the next level and we are committed to providing you with the best training around.

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