Man suspected of trying to run down officer in Stockyards arrested | Crime and Safety | …

I’m more interested in the sub-plot of this cops and robbers, and armed citizen story:

FORT WORTH — A 55-year-old man who police suspect tried to run down a Fort Worth officer last month, prompting the officer and a concerned citizen to open fire at the car, is now in jail, police officials confirmed Tuesday.

The officer, unaware of the 911 call, had gone to investigate the businessman’s report when the driver of the Mercedes suddenly accelerated toward him, police have said. The officer was able to dodge the car and fired several shots at the fleeing Mercedes.

A citizen who heard the gunfire and believed the officer had been shot and killed, retrieved his own gun and also shot multiple times at the Mercedes as it passed him on West Exchange, police have said.

Criado said the concerned citizen did not have a concealed handgun license but “we don’t see any reason to charge the citizen who fired at the suspects believing they had killed the officer.”

via Man suspected of trying to run down officer in Stockyards arrested | Crime and Safety | ….

In many lesser states our Concerned Citizen would be in huge trouble.  But this is Texas; let this be a lesson to you.


Comments

  1. doc Russia says:

    God Bless Texas!

  2. LOVE the Texas spirit! I’ve heard, “He needed killin'” is a reasonable defense in Texas. This guy needed shots fired at him. I’m glad the officer was not hurt.

  3. I guess we should be pleased that any thought of ricochets/innocent victims doesn’t trouble the consciences of gunmen in Texas…

  4. I want to move to Texas!

  5. If you want to see gunmen whose consciences are not troubled by innocent victims and ricochets, you need to go to places that make sure only the bad guys have guns, like Wash DC, Chicago, NYC. Not Texas.

  6. Boeck7991 says:

    I wish my state was more like Texas. It would be less sad-sick like…

  7. And this is why I’m moving to Texas

  8. Jim in Plano says:

    “I guess we should be pleased that any thought of ricochets/innocent victims doesn’t trouble the consciences of gunmen in Texas…”

    Why would you say that? Of course any victims of ricochets are the responsibility of the shooter; either police or civilian both civilly and legally. Since there weren’t and the situation clearly justified the use of deadly force there was no reason to charge the citizen. What’s so hard to understand about that?

  9. Jack Coupal says:

    The stand-up comic who says, “You can’t cure stupid” must not live in Texas, where a concerned citizen with good aim can do some curing.

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