And THIS is exactly the reason why it would be a nightmare having everybody walking around with a sidearm waiting to get all John Wayne the moment they smell an incident occurring.
Houston police say that an armed man’s attempt to stop a carjacking went terribly wrong on Saturday night when he shot the vehicle’s owner in the head, then fled the scene.
According to KHOU Channel 11 News, the shooting took place around 11:15 p.m. at a Valero gas station in north Houston.
Police officials say that two men jumped the owner of a Chevrolet pickup truck and absconded with his vehicle.
As the men struggled with the car-owner, a passerby produced a gun and fired multiple shots, missing the thieves but striking the victim in the head.
The shooter quickly gathered up his shell casings from the pavement and fled the scene.
The injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
Florida…. It happened in Florida:
ESTERO, Fla.- A man is in the hospital after shooting himself and crashing his car in a road rage incident.
Deputies say the confrontation began near Constitution Boulevard and U.S. 41. A woman was attempting to write down a male driver’s license plate number when he pointed a handgun at her vehicle.
Once the two cars neared the Corkscrew Road intersection, the sheriff’s office says the man then appeared to point a rifle at the woman.
The man continued heading down Corkscrew Road when he ended up crashing into the guardrail and somehow shot himself.
“The white male suspect did point what appeared to be a rifle at the female victim. Somewhere in that exchange, the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound which resulted in the scene you see here,” said Lt. Scott Lineberger.
Don’t worry, the dog is going to be ok:
A pit bull inside of a Brooklyn apartment building was reportedly “charging” the officer, but had not attacked him, according to local WABC.
The officer who fired has not yet been identified, but New York City Police officials acknowledged that officers responded to a call inside of the apartment building around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Once in the hallway, they say that a dog that was “mixed” with a pit bull was “let out” of one apartment.
The dog, one officer claimed in his report, charged at the officer and sergeant who had responded to the assault call. The dog did not belong to the family who the police had been called on.
The officer who discharged his weapon fired only one round, which “grazed” the dog, according to WABC, then ricocheting off a hallway wall according to police sources.
We asked the NYPD how a hollow point bullet like the once the department issues could have possibly ricocheted off a wall in the manner the officer described. They had no comment.
What they do claim is that the sergeant was hit by the bullet, which shot him in his foot, just by his big toe.
Woman who fatally shot herself in eye was adjusting her bra holster, St. Joseph police say:
ST. JOSEPH, MI — A woman who accidentally shot herself in the eye on New Years Day at her Lake Michigan home was adjusting the handgun in her bra holster, police say.
St. Joseph Public Safety detectives are still waiting on the full autopsy report in the death of Christina Bond, 55, but released the new details to the Kalamazoo Gazette on Wednesday.
“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon,” said St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp.
Officers responded to 396 Upton Drive at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 1 to find Bond with a gunshot wound to the eye. She was taken to Lakeland Hospital and then airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital where she died the next day.