Sunday, November 11, 2018

KY: Hero Armed Citizen at Kroger Store Stops Mass Murder with Gunfire

Dominiic Rozier, Hero of Kroger Killing Spree

On 24 October, 2018, just before 3 p.m., at the Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a man opened fire on people he did not know.

The suspect, Gregory Alan Bush was a prohibited possessor. He had mental illness, a paranoid-schizophrenia. He had been convicted of domestic violence against his parents and his wife. He was married to a black woman. That is the last time I will mention his name.  Mass murderers should not reap a reward of celebrity.

This is a case where an armed citizen stopped the ongoing mass murder.  There was another armed citizen at the scene, but he did not fire. Both legally armed citizens acted appropriately and with considerable thought and restraint.

The suspect started shooting inside the Kroger store. He fired multiple shots, killing Maurice Stallard. Then he left the store.

It is not exactly known when the second armed citizen encountered the suspect. It may have happened before or after Dominiic Rozier engaged the suspect.

Steve Zinninger says his father had drawn his pistol. The father saw the suspect, but the suspect was not shooting at anyone, pointing a gun at anyone, or threatening anyone. The pistol was at his side. He was not a deadly threat. The armed citizen had no reason to shoot him or engage him. Here is what the armed citizen's son reported. Synopsis from video interview:

He saw the suspect, who had a gun at his side.  He had his gun out but the murderer said "I won't shoot you if you won't shoot me"; according to Steve Zinninger, son of the armed person who saw the suspect.

The suspect is also reported to have said: "Whites don't shoot whites." This indicated racism. It is not a reason to shoot a suspect.

This shows judgement and restraint on the part of Steve Zinninger's father.

At some point the suspect moved away and encountered a black woman, apparently Vicki Lee Jones.

Armed citizen, Dominiic Rozier, a black man and his wife, Kiera, witnessed the encounter. The suspect shot and killed Vicki. Dominiic Rozier had every reason to stop the suspect at that point. He had the ability, because he was armed.  From
“She was really close to me on the phone and I heard her say she’s trying to get home,” Kiera recalled. “She said, ‘These people are shooting. They’re crazy. I just want to get home, Lord, let me get home.’ [Bush] looked at her, and he kind of grinned and he just shot her. And that’s when I just froze.”

Kiera said she moved closer to her husband, Dominiic, who had his gun drawn and asked the suspect if he was okay.

“Before he pulled the gun my husband said, ‘Don’t do this. Don’t do this,'" Kiera remembered. “Before he could even say it, the guy had the gun pointed at me and another lady not too far from me.”

Dominiic and Bush then started firing at each other in the parking lot.

Notice the restraint used by Dominiic. He did the right thing. After he started shooting at the suspect, the killing stopped.  A few minutes later the police arrived, found the suspect, and arrested him. It is common for mass killers to give up after being confronted with deadly force.  From the
After leaving the church, the police said, Mr. Bush headed to the Kroger. They said he entered the store just before 3 p.m. and fired multiple rounds at Mr. Stallard. He then exited and fired at Ms. Jones in the parking lot, Chief Rogers said, striking her several times.

Mr. Bush was stopped by an armed bystander who shot at him in the parking lot, and whose name the police have not released. Mr. Bush tried to flee, but he was caught by police officers. Chief Rogers said Mr. Bush was taken into custody four minutes after the police received the first call for help.
It is worth mentioning that the police did not shoot Dominiic Rozier. It destroys the myth that black men are not allowed to legally defend themselves and others with firearms. Rozier was not shot. He was not killed. He was not charged with a crime. He is being hailed as a hero. With a usual hero's attitude, he has stated that he was not a hero.

There is little media coverage about this mass murder being stopped by an armed citizen. That is what we usually see when an armed citizen stops a mass murder. The Media routinely downplay the event. It does not matter if the hero is black or white.

The old dominant media in this country is biased against self defense. They want the population disarmed. A legally armed man stopping a mass murder destroys their narrative.

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