Good Samaritan with a gun gets killed

Good Samaritan with a gun gets killed

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    Good Samaritan with a gun gets killed

    He decides to check on his neighbor... drives up the road to the neighbors house, sees a home invasion in progress.. pulls his gun and starts shooting at the perps... they return fire, he gets killed. Home owner wounded... and in hospital...

    some of the BG's have been caught, at least...

    Story here
    Last edited by oakchas; February 13th, 2013 at 04:49 PM.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose


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    Very sad for this guy and his family.
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    Too sad. Don't know the details but I would think calling the police would be the smart thing. Maybe he saved the neighbors life and reacted quickly, I do not know.
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    WOW, but seriously, returning fire from behind the wheel is like a sitting duck. You really can't move around and have no cover.
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    That's the risk one takes when exceeding "personal protection." Clearly a case for being a good witness.
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    Do the numbers '9,1,1' come to mind??
    'Guerir quelquefois, soulager souvent, consoler toujours.'

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    Poor guy - sounds like he acted with courage and nobility of spirit but may have left out logic in the heat of the moment. That situation would be very difficult for a well-trained LEO to know how to handle if he was alone.

    I also exposed myself to danger once for another (and before I Carried!) and almost payed for it. Looking back, I could have had the same effect, which did help the intended victim, but without risking my skinny, old behind. As it was, only an alert 911 officer and some really fast-arriving police In Force got me out of it.

    Prayers for this man and his family; great sadness and loss but the they can be proud his heart was in the right place.

    I think intervening really requires a cool estimation of the crucial question: within my own limits as a civilian shooter with such and such experience AND the situation I see: What can I really accomplish? If it's not much, then 911 and draw back to safety. In this case, hope it's a home invasion without blood, or at least without killing and pray the cops are quick. In my area they would be like lightning for a call like that.

    Again, prayers for all...

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    Good intentions but, he wasn't good Samaritan, he was a stupid Samaritan.
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    A good lesson for us all. We are not cops. We carry to protect our own. Yes, there are instances when we might act to help another, but we are not trained like cops and no cop chooses to shoot from behind the wheel. Dail 911
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    Sad.
    He should have rode up, stopped short and got out and assessed the situation, it may have saved him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That's the risk one takes when exceeding "personal protection." Clearly a case for being a good witness.
    Could'nt have said it better myself.
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    Very, very sad. You can't be sure of the exact circumstances because there is not enough detail here. With this said, it sounds like he made a choice to engage. If this was the case, I agree with others here that unless you are specifically trained to handle this type of event it is better to back off and call 911.

    Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Good intentions but, he wasn't good Samaritan, he was a stupid Samaritan.
    A little harsh me thinks.. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Good intentions but, he wasn't good Samaritan, he was a stupid Samaritan.
    The man is dead. He died trying to help his friend. You feel the need to insult him and mock him. Sad.
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    Good Samaritan-ness requires clear-headedness and sufficient training.

    Also always remember that any time you interject yourself into a deadly peril type scenario when projectiles are airborne & even if you are highly trained - Lady Luck will sometimes poke you right in the eye with her fickle finger of fate.

    You may end up not going home so on a errant flying bullet fluke so have your papers in order on the home front and always wear clean underwear whenever you leave the house.

    I am not mocking this person for being a good intentioned Samaritan.

    Only saying that everyone should be aware of the fact that things may go very wrong and that folks can do everything RIGHT and still end up quite dead and wearing a toe tag.

    Very bad things often happen to very good people but, on the plus side we can all only die once.


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