UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

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UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby MrMcCullster » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:59 pm

UPDATE: As information began to come in, this turned out to be a Garland Police Officer who performed a traffic stop on the Jeep, who pulled into the RaceTrac gas station, and at some point of the interaction, raised a gun to a GPD officer. The officer fired back and struck the Jeep driver in the arm. This was not an LTC incident. Sorry for the confusion. But score one for the good guys.

I have the Nextdoor app on my phone, and I'm part of the local neighborhood that this happened next to. I didn't see anything on the news about it, but apparently there was a small blurb in the paper this morning.

Hopefully the internet sleuths will come out of the woodwork to fill in any additional details.

There was an incident at the RaceTrac gas station on Beltline/Broadway in Garland, Texas over the weekend. The RaceTrac is just south of I-30, in the southern most part of Garland. A few miles down the road south is Mesquite and then Sunnyvale.

It involved a Jeep that was previously stolen from Sunnyvale the night before last. Somehow the owner of the Jeep (who is licensed to carry) found out the Jeep was at this gas station and proceeded to go get it.

The thief driver of the stolen Jeep raised a gun to the LTC holder and the LTC holder returned fire, shooting the suspect in the arm. The thief and driver apparently exchanged gunfire and are both alive at this time and the vehicle has been recovered. The LTC holder was transported to Baylor and is expected to survive.

Easter Sunday morning, Garland PD and detectives had sectioned off the gas station for investigation, so the Nextdoor app was a buzz with theories and information slowly trickled in.
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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby Pariah3j » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Interesting - would be cool to find out more about this story. I doubt much more info will come out unless somehow the story gets national attention or sensationalized.
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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby ScottDLS » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Wait!! Since we don't have the whole story, it's time to start criticizing the LTC for shooting someone over a jeep. And if the Racetrac had a gunbuster sign in the ladies bathroom, he could lose his presumption of reasonability under 9.31. This was definitely a negligent discharge (ND). No one should get shot in the arm over a Jeep, and now the LTC took the "RIDE" (to the hospital). Did the hospital have a 30.06 sign? Most do. Now they should charge him with a class A (46.035) for carrying in a Hospital (while being carried into a hospital)... :evil2:
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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby rotor » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Don't they have police in that part of Texas?

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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby bblhd672 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:02 pm

ScottDLS wrote:Wait!! Since we don't have the whole story, it's time to start criticizing the LTC for shooting someone over a jeep. And if the Racetrac had a gunbuster sign in the ladies bathroom, he could lose his presumption of reasonability under 9.31. This was definitely a negligent discharge (ND). No one should get shot in the arm over a Jeep, and now the LTC took the "RIDE" (to the hospital). Did the hospital have a 30.06 sign? Most do. Now they should charge him with a class A (46.035) for carrying in a Hospital (while being carried into a hospital)... :evil2:


And don't forget the LTC was carrying in a Sherpa holster! :biggrinjester:
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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby Lambda Force » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:07 pm

bblhd672 wrote: a Sherpa holster! :biggrinjester:

The only holster that can carry more than a Jeep.
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Re: UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby MrMcCullster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:13 am

UPDATE: As information began to come in, this turned out to be a Garland Police Officer who performed a traffic stop on the Jeep, who pulled into the RaceTrac gas station, and at some point of the interaction, the driver raised a gun to fire on a GPD officer. The GPD officer fired at the driver, striking him in the arm. This was not an LTC incident. Sorry for the confusion. But score one for the good guys.

Thank you goes out to Garland PD for their handling of this situation. They never know what they are going to run into on a given shift.

Again, sorry for the "fake news".

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Re: Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 pm

ScottDLS wrote:Wait!! Since we don't have the whole story, it's time to start criticizing the LTC for shooting someone over a jeep. And if the Racetrac had a gunbuster sign in the ladies bathroom, he could lose his presumption of reasonability under 9.31. This was definitely a negligent discharge (ND). No one should get shot in the arm over a Jeep, and now the LTC took the "RIDE" (to the hospital). Did the hospital have a 30.06 sign? Most do. Now they should charge him with a class A (46.035) for carrying in a Hospital (while being carried into a hospital)... :evil2:

And then there's the GFSZA.......surely there was a school somewhere within a mile radius.......
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Re: UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm

And don't forget the LTC was carrying in a Sherpa holster!

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the point of carrying your gun in a small Nepalese man!

Those guys are supposed to help you climb Mount Everest, not carry your heater! :-)

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Re: UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:11 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:And don't forget the LTC was carrying in a Sherpa holster!

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the point of carrying your gun in a small Nepalese man!

Those guys are supposed to help you climb Mount Everest, not carry your heater! :-)

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You guys are hilarious.... :lol: That one I can't even blame on auto-correct, did it all on my own.
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Re: UPDATE - Garland, TX: LTC Holder Shoots Thief Attempting To Steal Jeep

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Speaking of auto correct driving us crazy, this was the alleged texting
conversation between 2 women, one of whom had just been dumped by
her longtime boyfriend.

The one who was trying to console her friend who had been dumped texted:

Well, I'm sure you 2 will get back together.
After all, he was the only man who ever discussed the Fuhrer with you!

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