Off-Duty Federal Officer Takes Down Three Armed Robbers Inside CVS Store

Barry Tyson, Lamont Gholston, and Blake Joshua Isiah McKinney have been arrested on multiple charges.

Bryans Road, MD – An off-duty federal police officer who unwittingly walked into an armed robbery at a CVS store last week immediately jumped into action and confronted the three armed assailants, according to police.

The incident occurred at the CVS store on Indian Head Highway at approximately 4:41 p.m. on Dec. 6, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said in a press release on Saturday.

According to investigators, three suspects barged into the store and demanded that employees hand over cash and prescription medications.

At least one of the robbers was armed with a handgun.

As the robbery was going down inside the store, an off-duty federal police officer happened to walk into the business.

One of the employees told him what was happening, at which point the officer “took immediate action,” the CCSO said.

Two of the suspects took off on foot and jumped into a vehicle parked outside.

“As the officer tried to make the arrest, the driver reached for an object at which time, fearing for his life, the officer discharged his firearm,” according to the CCSO.

The round did not hit any of the suspects, and the driver subsequently sped away from the scene.

Meanwhile, the second suspect ran back into the CVS store.

Additional officers responded to the scene and placed two of the suspects under arrest.

The suspect who fled after the officer-involved shooting was apprehended near Bensville Road after he crashed his getaway vehicle into a telephone pole and tried to take off on foot.

Investigators later determined that the vehicle had been reported as stolen during a carjacking in a nearby county earlier that day.

Police located ski masks, gloves, and extended ammunition magazine and a loaded semi-automatic handgun inside the stolen vehicle.

The armed attackers have been identified as 18-year-old Alonzo Gholston, 18-year-old Blake Joshua Isiah McKinney, and 17-year-old Barry Tyson.

All three have been charged with multiple offenses, including second-degree assault, first-degree assault, and armed robbery, according to the CCSO.

Tyson was charged as an adult.

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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

I love a happy ending

Ibizian
Ibizian

And they wonder why they are "disproportionately incarcerated" oh look HCDs cousins!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Kevcali
Kevcali

What a waste of ammunition. He didn't hit the POS to put him out of our misery

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

DAM !!! When are we going to see about 3 weeks of WHITE TRASH THUGS on this page ???? I am SERIOUSLY begining to feel that WHITE LIVES DON'T Matter.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Glad they got Caught good for the officer who took them down

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Aaaannnnd the court will put them back on the street by tomorrow morning. If they do go to court at some point in time they will be offered a plea deal...a couple of misdemeanor charges in exchange for a guilty plea...credit for time served...

GForce48
GForce48

Does CCSO work with ICE? Glad the Federal officer is safe and the pos were captured!

maxx1676
maxx1676

These Rodents and one`s like them are the Cancer of America. Does Africa have a return policy ?

Njaz
Njaz

Reenact the draft. These kids (they are committing serious crimes younger & younger..)need purpose, to get away from 'street life' & to be given purpose in character building. Not only are they taught hatred for the law but, taught to love lawlessness. Too much time on their hands ..idle hands ...=Wasted time/lives! Look at those men who lost their lives in Pensacola- character, heart & love for their fellow human beings. Although they were taken way to soon- they left us with the inspiration their lives represented. Character!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

flybynight
flybynight

Could this be a troll free story?

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

Blake Joshua Isiah McKinney - This guy is already set up for a lot of aliases.

Maxhaus
Maxhaus

And yet black men are portrayed in TV commercials as fine upstanding family men. What propaganda garbage.

unholyone
unholyone

It's a good thing the CVS store is not a gun free zone like the rest of MD.

randyrhodes45
randyrhodes45

Glad to hear no one in the store was hurt. Thank you Officer for taking action. Hopefully these young adults will pay for what they have done. Working in the mental health department they just don't realize what they done to innocent people. Some never recover from this, some do, and some go off to place that we can't help them.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Three more of the usual suspects off to jail. Not for long, of course.👎

redpill
redpill

They were all on their way to college. Literally. That day. Walking to the college, which just so happened to be on the other side of the CVS store, and they were out of money and life-saving medication, so they really had no other options. /sarc

Nice matching shirts.

TOMMY LUV
TOMMY LUV

And just to think they look like such good boys

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Hell they all look like they could be OBAMA’S SON.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects:

flybynight
flybynight

Still troll free? 🤔

gfc1963
gfc1963

And HCD has nothing to say??

alicefae
alicefae

Good looking fellers!