Situation: You are grabbing a bottle of your favorite beverage at a local 7-11. When you hear the door burst open and observe a masked and armed individual start yelling and harassing the clerk for money. You are a CCW holder and are armed. You dive for the end of the isle and appear to have not been noticed. You can see where the perp is and know that if you wanted it, you'd have a clear shot. However, the shot would be to the perps back. There is nowhere to retreat since you are the back of the store and you do not appear to be in any immediate danger, however the clerk is not in such a desirable position as you. Assuming that you cannot call 911 as your voice would alert the perp to your presence what would your course of action be? Open fire to prevent the clerks slaughter (which may or may not even happen...who knows if the perps gun is even loaded)? Or stay put and only shoot if the perp comes after you? I'd be esp interested to hear any LEO or former LEO input. Assume best case state laws. *Situation is hypothetical and yes most likely beaten to death. It is intended to see what the consensus is among good hearted, common sensed, civilian sheep dogs* Wanna kill these ads? We can help!