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    Armed Citizen Stopped Shooter at Florida Back-to-School Event

    Armed Citizen Stopped Shooter at Florida Back-to-School Event

    “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse.”

    http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2018/08/04/police-respond-to-report-of-shooting-in-titusville#

    We won’t see this plastered all over the MSM, will we? An armed citizen stopped a gunman at a back-to-school event in Titusville, FL. Officials admitted it could have been a lot worse.

    A man opened fire on the event, which took place at the Isaac Campbell Park. The gunman got into a fistfight at the park, left, and came back shooting.

    The licensed bystander quickly opened fire on the gunman, who “was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.” From WFTV:

    The bystander who shot the man waited for officers and was cooperative with the investigation, police said.

    “We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident,” said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson. “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse.”

    A flyer posted on Facebook and Instagram said a back to school event called “Peace in the City” was going on at the park at the time of the shooting.

    About 100 people attended the rally, which also gave away backpacks filled with school supplies for children.

    Detectives consulted with the Florida State Attorney’s Office and “they do not expect to file charges against the bystander since his actions were within the law.”

    Dwight Harvey described the shooting to the media:

    “I was like, who lit firecrackers? I turned around and just said, ‘Oh no, he’s got a gun, he’s got a gun,’” recalled Harvey, the DJ whose family organized the back-to-school event Saturday at Isaac Campbell Park in Titusville.

    “I thought to myself, ‘did this just happen?’ People were taking cover, everybody was scattered,” said Harvey, who told children amid the screams and chaos to run. Sunday, Harvey said he was thankful that a private citizen was in the right place at the right time to quickly end what could have been an even worse situation.

    “This was standing your ground, in a situation like this with kids involved, not what you saw in Clearwater, that was murder,” Harvey said, referring to the controversial shooting in July that left a man dead after a fight over a handicapped parking space.

    [Featured image via mynews13.com]

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    Valerie | August 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    No name of the protector of the innocent. Presumably this was at the hero’a request, and that request was honored by the local police and press.

    Everyone is far too aware of the threat of harassment by Democrats.


     
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    Dilbert Deplorable | August 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    If anything, the citizen should be admonished for not putting enough rounds in center mass of the scumbag.

    I’d suggest a local shooting range offer him free tactical shooting training so the next time he can put lead downrange with a higher degree of accuracy.

    Short of that, thanks citizen. Take a bow and I sure as heck hope your neighbors NEVER let you buy another drink.


       
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      Mac45 in reply to Dilbert Deplorable. | August 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      The action taken by the licensed carrier was both lawful and the reason that we carry firearms to begin with.

      That the attacker did not immediately die from his wounds is quite normal, when shooting for COM with a handgun. Unless you run a Mozambique drill [2 to the body, 1 to the head] anyone that you shoot has a good chance of surviving, especially in an urban or suburban area. You can only lawfully continue to use force until the person is incapacitated. A coup d’ gras is not permitted, under the law.


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