Whether or not you carry a gun for Self-Defense, here is a basic guideline:
- NEVER get involved in a situation that does not threaten you or your family’s immediate personal safety. You are not a Policeman. You are not Batman. You have no responsibility to put your life on the line to stop criminal behavior in progress. Think about your Family First and DO NOT try be a Hero.
Having said that, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Antell Family. -SF
An ex-Marine in Texas who witnessed a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot was shot dead as he tried to make a citizen’s arrest, police say. The Arlington Police Department says Anthony Antell Jr., 35, went to his vehicle to get his gun after he saw Ricci Bradden shoot his wife in the ankle after an argument, the New York Daily News reports. “The good Samaritan tried to stop him, pointed his firearm at the suspect, told him to stop,” Arlington police Lt. Chris Cook told reporters after the incident on Monday. “Suspect exited his vehicle and exchanged gunfire with the good Samaritan, killing unfortunately the good Samaritan.”
Police say Antell’s wife witnessed her husband’s death from their vehicle. NBC-DFW reports that the couple has three children. Bradden, a 22-year-old soldier, fled the scene but confessed the shooting to his Army supervisors, telling them he slapped the gun out of Antell’s hand and shot him, reports the Dallas Morning News. Bradden, accompanied by a relative, surrendered to authorities later Monday and will be charged with murder. His wife—who ran into the Walgreens screaming for help after she was shot—is expected to survive. Cook told reporters that until all the details are known, it would be inappropriate to speculate on what an armed person should do in this kind of situation.
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