Six Defensive Gun Uses by people legally carrying guns over 6 days, permit holder protected law enforcement officer

23 Feb , 2017  

Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana State Police say a Moores Hill man was killed by a person who witnessed the man fighting with an officer.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 8300 block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun. Officers were called to the scene on a report of a suspicious person.

A conservation officer made contact with a man, identified as Justin Holland, 25, who was near a vehicle along State Road 56.

During their interaction, police say Holland began to resist the officer and started a fight.

A woman at a nearby home came to assist the officer, who was reportedly being overtaken by Holland. The woman fired a single shot from her personal firearm, hitting Holland in the torso. . . .

Mayfield Heights, Ohio, February 20, 2017, Fox Channel 8 in Cleveland

An employee of a Dairy Queen in Mayfield Heights shot a would-be armed robber Sunday evening.

Police report that the suspect came into the store at 5713 Mayfield Road at 10:20 p.m. and pointed a gun at employees. That was when the employee, who had a CCW permit, shot the suspect once. . . .

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 18, 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer

Their dispute was over a fare on Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street, police said. One driver pulled out a knife and the other pulled out a gun.

The second driver shot the first, a 52-year-old man, in the stomach, head and neck.

. . . The other driver, who had a permit to carry the gun . . .

Roseville, Michigan, February 17, 2017, Fox Channel 2 in Detroit

. . . Two crooks came in covering their faces, one of them pointing a gun. One of them hopped on the counter when suddenly, he was confronted by someone else with a gun.

A customer was also armed and he started shooting. The masked men took off and police believe one of them may have been hit. . . .

Police say the customer had a license to carry a gun and will not face any charges. The suspects are not in custody. . . .

Dellwood, Missouri, February 16, 2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A Ferguson man was charged after an attempted robbery here early Thursday was thwarted when the would-be victim’s neighbor pulled out a gun and shot him.

St. Louis County Police say Tre’von Johnson, 24, attempted to a rob a man in the 1700 block of Bradshaw Drive shortly before 2 a.m.

A neighbor saw Johnson pull out a handgun, point it at his would-be victim and demand money, police said. The neighbor pulled out his handgun and shot Johnson multiple times.

Johnson got in his car and fled, police said. Officers later found his car with bullet damage. . . .

Redding, California, February 15, 2017, from the Record Searchlight

Redding police continued to investigate Thursday the shooting death of a man a day earlier that so far appears to be a self-defense case, detectives said. . . .

Initial dispatch calls at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday said the shooting was possibly related to road rage, though DiMatteo said that wasn’t the case. Michael Lake, 27, stopped at a red light when the man approached his vehicle while riding a bicycle.

It’s unknown why the two began fighting but the altercation ended with Lake shooting and killing the man, police said. . . .

Lake has a concealed weapons permit and provided police with a statement before they allowed him to leave, officers said.

Redding defense attorney John Kucera said on Thursday he’s representing Lake and spoke on his behalf.

“Considering the fact he was never handcuffed, frisked or anything else, it’s pretty clear this was a self-defense issue,” Kucera said. “And he’s taking it pretty hard.” . . .



3 Responses

  1. Dan Brandon says:

    If you omit stories in which a gun was the initiating source of the trouble, you would have very few stories indeed. Guns and ammunition do NOT belong in the hands of the public. Stop trying to glamorize it.

    • johnrlott says:

      If you think that you will be able to stop gangs from getting guns, please look at what happens to murder rates when guns have been banned (see here). You have to be careful that gun control regulations generally, not just bans, aren’t primarily disarming law-abiding citizens.

  2. Char Char Binks says:

    Tre’von’s seem to have bad luck with guns, however they spell their names.

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