Friday, June 21, 2019

MO: Armed Citizen Acts to Save Wounded Police Officer in Winston

“One of these men was armed and was able to defend himself and others without even firing his weapon just by pointing it at the suspect!” Weller wrote. “Because he had his weapon these men were able to grab the suspect pull him out of the car and hold him down on the ground until officers arrived on the scene.”

If the Good Samaritan hadn’t threatened to use deadly force, the situation could have ended very differently, Weller added.

“In this case, they chose to intervene and come to an officer’s aid and subdue the suspect and possibly keeping him from escaping or doing more harm,” Trooper Angle told WDAF. “I am not advocating that people need to feel that they intervene in a situation this level, however, people chose to and in this situation it was critical.”

The critically wounded officer was transported to a local hospital by helicopter, and where she underwent multiple surgeries, KCTV reported.

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