A robber in Albuquerque, N.M., pulled a gun on the wrong people. Not only were the victims two former CNN journalists — one of them a war correspondent and former Green Beret — but they were armed and ready, allowing them to shoot and kill the gunman.

Former anchor Lynne Russell and her former war correspondent husband Chuck de Caro stopped in the New Mexico capital to visit friends during a road trip from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, reported KOB.

As Russell was leaving her motel room to go to the car late Tuesday, the gunman forced her back into the room. De Caro, a former Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces, came out.

"We tried to calm him, confuse him and do everything we could do to just come out of it in one piece," Russell told KOB.

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