News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
What Lurks in Yonder Shed? 68-Year-Old Armed Woman Finds Out
WMBF TV 32 (Raycom Media) reports 07-23-18 in Robeson County, North Carolina, Deputies are investigating after a man was shot, multiple times, while inside a 68-year-old woman’s storage building.
According to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 5000 block of East Great Marsh Church Road in St. Pauls around 6:40 p.m.
Upon their arrival, a 39-year-old man was found shot multiple times.
A 68-year-old woman, who owns the residence, heard a noise inside of her storage building and found the man standing in a corner inside.
The woman fired five shots at him after he approached her in an “aggressive manner.” She further stated the man was “lunging towards her.”
The man was taken by EMS to an undisclosed hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Carjacker With Knife Meets Gun
Ruben Garcia Lopez, a 25-year-old Littlefield resident, has been arrested, charged with attempting to hijack a car and assaulting a woman and a police officer.
Littlefield police were called to the 900 block of West 4th Street after it was reported a man was armed with a knife was assaulting a woman while trying to take her car, according to a Littlefield PD news release.
It was reported that Lopez confronted the female victim on her property as she and her boyfriend were trying to load the car to go somewhere else. Lopez told the couple that was his car and then assaulted both the man and the woman.
The woman tried to get her children out of the car during the assault, according to Littlefield PD.
A neighbor saw the attack as he was coming home. He armed himself and pointed the weapon at the attacker. The neighbor was reported to have a concealed handgun permit.
Lopez verbally attacked the neighbor but moved away from the victims and walked across the street.
As an officer with Littlefield PD came to the scene Lopez dropped his knife and began to attack the officer. The officer was able to subdue Lopez and then arrest him.
Lopez was taken to the Lamb Healthcare Center and was given medical clearance, then taken to the Lamb County Jail. He was booked and has since been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily harm, terroristic threat and resisting arrest.
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