Some Defensive Gun Uses with permitted concealed handguns over last month, a mass public shooting may have been stopped

May 5, 2017 | Featured

Arlington, Texas, May 3, 2017

A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a “hero” by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an “incoherent” gunman at a bar Wednesday evening.

Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

Police later identified the gunman as 48-year-old James Jones of Grand Prairie and the victim as 37-year-old Cesar Perez of Duncanville. The man who killed Jones has not been identified.

Authorities later found two loaded guns and two knives on Jones, Cook said Thursday.

“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm,” Cook said.

“After he was struck once, the suspect started shooting at the front door,” Cook told the Arlington Voice. “We know people were trying to escape, but we’re not sure if he was just trying to harm others.”

More than a dozen customers and a handful of employees were in the sports bar at the time of the shooting.

Cook said the customer, who was dining with his wife, “prevented further loss of life.” . . .

Another story in the Arlington Voice mentioned this:

“Had the Good Samaritan not intervened, there could have further loss of life,” Cook said.

Jones did not have a license to carry. . . .

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

because he engaged the shooter there was no further loss of life.

Other stories are available here and here.

St. Louis, April 25, 2017. KMOV Channel 4 TV (the video here describes the female store clerk as “packing heat”)

Police said the store clerk was outside smoking a cigarette when the 30-year-old man announced a robbery. The female store clerk, who was in possession of a gun, and the suspect exchanged gunfire. The clerk was shot in the leg. The robbery suspect, later identified as Derrell L. Mayes, was shot in the chest, arm and thigh and was pronounced dead at the hospital. . . .

More on the case is available in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tucson, Arizona, April 22, 2017, Tucson News Now

Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street on Saturday, April 22.

A spokesman for the Tucson Police Department says when a man armed with a gun tried to steal a car, the victim fired several shots at the suspect, hitting him.

The suspect fled the scene without the vehicle, and was driven to a hospital by a friend. . . .


Seattle, Washington, April 17, 2017, Seattle Patch

The incident unfolded along Melrose Avenue around 11 a.m. Monday. The woman went to meet he ex to return his gun, police said. But, when she saw him on the street, he charged at her holding his own gun. She opened fire to stop the attack. . . .

After police responded to the scene, the 19-year-old woman called 911 to report that she was the shooter, police said. She met officers at a nearby intersection and was questioned by detectives. Seattle police domestic violence unit detectives are handling the matter. . . .

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