AN ALBUQUERQUE MAN OWES HIS LIFE TO A CRIMINAL )S LACK OF EXPERIENCE WITH A GUN. VIDEO CAPTURES THE FRIGHTENING CLOSE CALL AFTER THE CRIMINAL TOOK AN EMPLOYEE )S GUN — AND TRIED TO SHOOT HIM WITH IT, AT CLOSE RANGE. NOT ONCE …. OR TWICE. THREE TIMES. THAT )S HOW MANY TIMES A BUSINESS OWNER HAD TO STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF HIS OWN GUN — AFTER A RUN- IN WITH A NEIGHBORHOOD NUISANCE. 8:44:46 Employee: He pulled the trigger 3 times and I don )t know why it didn )t go off. He didn )t now how to work the safety. 8:44:51 THAT WOULD-BE KILLER — JACQUAN ABE — IS A YOUNG MAN WHO LIVES BEHIND DAN )S AUTOMOTIVE ON EUBANK NEAR I-40. THE 22-YEAR-OLD HAD ACCUSED THE BUSINESS OF USING SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO RECORD HIS HOUSE. 8:44:05 Employee: I said I don )t have any to film your house, and he had a razor blade. WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT THE FRONT DOOR LAST MONTH — THE OWNER )S SON GRABBED HIS GUN AND STUFFED IT IN HIS HOLSTER BEFORE HEADING OUTSIDE TO CONFRONT ABE. AFTER TAKING A RAZOR BLADE TO HIS FACE A FEW TIMES — THE VICTIM )S GUN FELL OUT OF HIS WAISTBANK DURING THE SCUFFLE. ABE WOULD PULL THE SLIDE BACK ON THE NINE-MILIMETER THREE TIMES AND TRY UNLOAD THREE SHOTS INTO THE MECHANIC )S HEAD. 9:33:09 Employee: He would )ve put three rounds in me right there. I would not be talking right now. 9:33:12 9:34:10 Employee: He got me pretty good, but you know what, I )m alive. Officer: That )s exactly right. 9:34:15 POLICE SAY ABE THEN TOOK THE GUN AND HELD UP AN INSURANCE SHOP DOWN THE STREET. HE WAS CAUGHT A FEW DAYS LATER — AND IS NOW BEHIND BARS ON FEDERAL CHARGES. AN ALBUQUERQUE DESSERT