Saturday, March 11, 2023

El Paso, TX

2/17/23 Fox News:

Police in El Paso, Texas say that a "licensed-to-carry" bystander shot the alleged gunman who is accused of killing one person and injuring another three.

The suspect, a 16-year-old Hispanic male, is accused of shooting the individuals after a "confrontation ensued" between two groups at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday evening at 5:05 p.m.

The El Paso Police Department said the confrontation eventually escalated into a "physical fight," and the 16-year-old pulled out a handgun, fatally shooting Angeles Zaragoza, 17, and injuring another 17-year-old and 15-year-old.

Police say that Emanuel Duran, 32, who is a licensed-to-carry holder, shot the suspect as he was pointing his gun toward the direction of more bystanders....

Investigators learned there were "at least" two more people who were legally armed, but weren't involved in the shooting. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Sanford, FL

 1/19/23 Sanford Police Department reports bar employee was headed to her car after work.  Her boyfriend was standing by to make sure she got in safely.  A stranger approached and attacked her. The boyfriend shot the attacker to death.


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Houston, TX

1/6/23 KHOU:

HOUSTON — A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard.

Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect.

As this analysis at Legal Insurrection observes the first eight shots fired either clearly or ambiguously meet the definition of lawful self-defense.  The 9th shot to an inert and disarmed person's head did not.

It is still a lawful self-defense until that point.