Last week a former employee who had recently been fired by Vandergriff Honda in suburban Dallas walked into the car dealership with a “long-style rifle.” Employees say Abbas Al-Mutairy had a “blank, very calm” look on his face…right up until the time he shot out a window.
Fortunately, one of the dealership’s employees was armed. From nbcdfw.com . . .
“One of the service advisors has a gun, tries to defend himself, shoots back at him because he was walking toward the service area, then they get into an exchange. The whole time I’m on the phone with the police,” [employee David] Mann said.
By then, police had arrived and Al-Mutairy made the mistake of approaching them while hold the the rifle.
The employee said the armed man walked toward officers, still carrying the gun, and was shot by police.
According to Arlington Police, none of the employees, customers, or police were hurt and the only person injured was the gunman.
Al-Mutairy was reported to be in critical condition, but if he survives . . .
Police said Al-Mutairy has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Additional charges could be filed pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
Arlington Police said there are multiple investigations ongoing related to the shooting, including a criminal investigation into the incident and an administrative investigation to determine if officers followed department policy. Both investigations are standard for shootings involving police officers.
If, for some reason, you needed another reminder as to why it’s a good idea to carry your gun…every…single…day…this is it.