“A Sunday School teacher claims he was acting in self-defense when he fired a gun in Wheeling over the weekend in the Centre Market area. Chris Harris said he was coming from church when he and his girlfriend were surrounded by nine men looking for a fight.” The thugs in question didn’t believe Harris’s gun would go bang. “The kid kept advancing on me, saying it wasn’t a real gun, and I would much rather shoot a shot into the air to prevent them from attacking me rather than them attacking me and me shooting someone.” So he fired a warning shot . . .
And the yoots took off into the mist just before the local PD arrived. A Sunday school teacher threatened while walking home from church with his girl? He’s golden, right?
Harris was cuffed and charged with wanton endangerment. He said he understand firing a gun is never a good idea, but says he was forced into it….“Wanton endangerment is placed on anyone who fires a gun and puts others at risk.” Harris is free on bond.
Should he have kept his gun holstered? Plugged one of them? Do you know when to use deadly force?