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Good Friend Got Into A Gun Fight

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Post by doc540 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:56 pm

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/19253451 ... successful

Just talked to him.

He prepared.
He trained.
He acted prudently.
He's alive.
Perp is wounded and in jail.

Cliffs:
Truck in the next parking space
Perp jumps out, throws down on him with a shotgun
Friend is seated with one foot inside his Jeep Cherokee
Keeps talking to perp and pushing shotgun barrel sideways
Says he's getting his wallet.
Pulls his Taurus 709 Slim from kidney carry
Fires once
Perps falls backwards, drops shotgun, jumps up and runs

K9 finds the perp shot through the hip and hiding.

Friend goes home alive to his wife and kids.
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Post by 74novaman » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:09 pm

Glad he's okay!

Shotgun vs a pocket 9mm. Yikes!
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Post by TexasComputerDude » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:09 pm

I wonder if there is surveillance footage. I"d love to see it.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:27 pm

Good for him for keeping calm and doing the right thing.
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Post by doc540 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:37 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote: Good for him for keeping calm and doing the right thing.
In a millisecond he thought it through, made decisions, and acted upon them.

Bravo! :txflag:
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Post by GunNewb » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:52 pm

Wow! It's good to hear that your friend is safe and the BG is in jail.

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Post by SwimFan85 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:53 pm

This is your friend? viewtopic.php?f=108&t=57263" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by SpringerFan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:58 pm

Scary situation, glad to hear your friend is doing well.
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Post by carlson1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:03 pm

SwimFan85 wrote:This is your friend? viewtopic.php?f=108&t=57263" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It sure reads like it is the same incident.
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Post by doc540 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:08 pm

Yessir
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Post by AndyC » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:05 pm

He needs to work on his accuracy *grumble*

Kidding - glad your friend walked out alive :thumbs2: :cheers2:
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Post by doc540 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:51 pm

AndyC wrote:He needs to work on his accuracy *grumble*

Kidding - glad your friend walked out alive :thumbs2: :cheers2:
It's a valid point.

But here's what happened.

Two vehicles close together in the parking lot.

Perp jumped out of the passenger side of his truck while Aaron was getting into the driver's side of his Cherokee.

While he kept talking to the perp, with his left hand he was pushing aside the shotgun barrel in his face.

Reaching for his wallet with his right, he drew and fired from across his lap!

Shot the guy through the hip with about the only shot he could take from the position he was in.

Perp fell/jumped back and rolled behind the truck.
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Post by Jim Beaux » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:29 pm

doc540 wrote:
AndyC wrote:He needs to work on his accuracy *grumble*

Kidding - glad your friend walked out alive :thumbs2: :cheers2:
It's a valid point.

But here's what happened.

Two vehicles close together in the parking lot.

Perp jumped out of the passenger side of his truck while Aaron was getting into the driver's side of his Cherokee.

While he kept talking to the perp, with his left hand he was pushing aside the shotgun barrel in his face.

Reaching for his wallet with his right, he drew and fired from across his lap!

Shot the guy through the hip with about the only shot he could take from the position he was in.

Perp fell/jumped back and rolled behind the truck.
I bet he was tearing up the asphalt with his fingernails trying to boogie on out of there. :woohoo
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Post by doc540 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:34 pm

Jim Beaux wrote:
doc540 wrote:
AndyC wrote:He needs to work on his accuracy *grumble*

Kidding - glad your friend walked out alive :thumbs2: :cheers2:
It's a valid point.

But here's what happened.

Two vehicles close together in the parking lot.

Perp jumped out of the passenger side of his truck while Aaron was getting into the driver's side of his Cherokee.

While he kept talking to the perp, with his left hand he was pushing aside the shotgun barrel in his face.

Reaching for his wallet with his right, he drew and fired from across his lap!

Shot the guy through the hip with about the only shot he could take from the position he was in.

Perp fell/jumped back and rolled behind the truck.
I bet he was tearing up the asphalt with his fingernails trying to boogie on out of there. :woohoo
Well, I left this little detail out of the story:
"When I looked behind the truck, the guy was pulling up his pants and starting to run."

I didn't want to make a joke out of this ordeal, but I sure enough did that visual. :mrgreen:
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Post by TexasComputerDude » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:11 pm

Has your friend contacted a lawyer yet? I just wonder if this is a clear cut enough incident that there is no need.

How he words things could dramatically change the polices opinion of him.
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