Defensive Gun Use

“Good Samaritan” with a Concealed handgun permit wounds suspect who was shooting at police

6 Apr , 2021  

Here is yet another instance a civilian with a concealed handgun permit to help police.

Fresno, CA, March 24, 2020 

. . . Officers tried to pull over the car, but the driver refused to stop and sped off. The driver led police on a short chase and ended up crashing near Valeria and Grant.

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Armed Citizens help stop attack on Las Vegas Police Officer

8 Feb , 2021   Video

“I would like to take a moment to remind everyone the dangers of this job, of being a police officer,” said a representative for LVMPD during a press briefing from the scene, “and to thank good citizens that step up and help us in our time of need.”

Joyce Lupiani, “Police: Officer, citizens shoot man after alleged screwdriver attack near gun range,” KTNV Channel 13 (Las Vegas), February 3, 2021.

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“Good Samaritan” legally carrying gun shoots man attacking Arizona state trooper

13 Jan , 2020   Video

“Thank you because I don’t know if my trooper would be alive today without your assistance,” Arizona DPS Col. Frank Milstead said.

The attack occurred in Tonopah, Arizona. The video above is from two different news stories on the rescue. From KABC:

An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by.

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Armed Citizen legally carrying a gun provides “critical” help to wounded Missouri Police Officer, possibly stopping criminal from “doing more harm.”

20 Jun , 2019  

 

An armed citizen and his companions came to the aid of a female police officer who had just been shot with her own gun. She was escorting an inmate to a mental health evaluation when he made a struggle for the firearm.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Trenton, Missouri Police Officer Jasmine Diab was shot in her abdomen just after 3 p.m.…

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“Armed Good Samaritan Praised for Saving Cop’s Life”

19 Jul , 2013  

From Police Magazine (the case occurred in January 2013):

A Good Samaritan with a good aim is credited with saving the life of a small-town cop who was under fire.

Vic Stacy, 66, was inside his trailer at the Peach House RV Park in Early, Texas, roughly two hours southeast of Abilene, when he heard gunfire.