Tuesday, February 09, 2016
LA: More on New Orleans Mass Shooting Stopped by Armed Victim
According to New Orleans police, three men were shot by a wanted felon during an altercation at a gas station in the city. One of the men targeted by the gunman, however, was legally armed and pulled his own handgun, shooting back at suspect Richard Macklin.
Reports indicate Macklin approached a group of men in an interaction that soon became heated. Police believe he opened fire on the men, shooting three and fleeing after he had been shot.
Macklin, who has a lengthy record of violent crime charges, is now facing three charges of attempted second-degree murder in addition to related weapons violations. Police found him at a local hospital, where he had been admitted with a gunshot wound to his head.