I've been following, with one eye because it's so awful, the story of that kidnapper who already killed two of those he abducted and still has two children with him. Authorities are desperate to find him before he kills more, if he hasn't already.
Often you read about a civilian who happens to see the felon in this and other types of cases, in a store, fast-food place etc. What would you do if you were in that position and armed - outside of calling police - if the man left before the police got there? I know one guy recently followed and stopped the car the kidnapper was in - and the little girl who was his victim managed to flee in the process.
Do you stop him from leaving by holding him at gunpoint? I'm not sure that's legal - you don't know for sure it's the criminal even if you're sure. No independent verification. Or maybe it is certain because he has the victim with him, a child out of fear who doesn't try to run - or maybe is tied-up in the car.
I know this is highly unlikely, but it's a point I know nothing about, so I thought I'd throw it out here. What would be the legal approach for a citizen who has a CCW and is armed?
PS: Cross your spiritual fingers for these two kids who are in great danger from this kidnapper-killer on the run - if anyone needs prayers they do.