On Monday morning a man dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt walked down the middle of a busy highway in Delta Township, Michigan, near Lansing, shooting a handgun in the air and pointing the firearm at passing cars. According to wlns.com, of those vehicles was driven by a concealed carry permit holder.
Investigators say a 22-year-old Delta Township man was driving east and stopped near Brookside Drive when the gunman stepped in front of his vehicle. The gunman pointed his handgun at the driver, who stepped out of his vehicle, pulled his own handgun, which he is licensed to carry and shot the gunman.
That man, a 26-year-old who is believed to be from suburban Grand Rapids, died at the scene.
The shooter has been identified as Ronnie Holmes, of Walker, Michigan. Exactly what Walker’s motivation was isn’t yet known, though the Eaton County Sheriff is still investigating.
The Sheriff posted recordings of two of the 911 calls that came in regarding the incident:
Any charges brought against the defender will be up to the county prosecutor, but from the various media reports of the incident, this appears to be a clear case of a justified self-defense shooting. You might even say, it was yet another instance of a good guy with a gun saving lives.