Hero Kelcey Willis near the woods where he saved a boy being strangled. Screen capture by Boch. via WGXA
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More details of the harrowing story of the good guy with a gun who stopped a child abduction and attempted murder behind a Warner Robins, Georgia Walmart have come to light. While waiting for an oil change at the store, Kelcey Willis heard a child screaming, “Please don’t beat me!” The screaming continued, spurring Mr. Willis to action.

He told WGXA that his first instinct was to grab his gun and help the boy. By trusting his instincts, Willis likely saved the kid from death or great bodily harm.

Following the screams into the woods behind the store, he saw the man on top of a boy, choking him. Several others also heard the commotion, but it was Willis and his gun that proved the deciding factor in stopping the attack

From WGXA . . .

“I heard the kid screaming please don’t beat me so that’s when my instinct kicked in some more so I sped on up to go get that kid” says Kelcey Willis

That gut instinct took over Kelcey Willis when he’d stopped for an oil change at the Warner Robins Walmart.

“As buddy was filling us in to get our oil change we heard a little kid screaming so we turned to the corner down there and we seen him getting snatched out the car and the man was taking him behind the building. We though he was using the bathroom but it took him way too long to come back from behind the building”, says Willis.

Willis says when the child kept screaming he felt he had to take action.

“The screaming kept getting louder and louder and that didn’t sit right with us. My first instinct was to grab my gun and go get that kid out the woods”, says Willis.

Once in the woods, Willis says he realized the danger the child was in.

“By the time I came around the corner he was on top of him choking him choking him and at that point I just put my gun up and held him at gun point and grabbed the kid”, says Willis

Willis was one of the several people that were there to help rescue the kid until police arrived.

Willis believes if it were not for his heroic actions and quick thinking the situation would have a different story.

“If I ain’t step in and I ain’t react as fast as I did the kid would probably be dead… He would’ve choked the child cold once we got the kid out the woods he said the man was going to beat him and leave him for the animals”, says Willis

All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. Nice job, Mr. Willis. You trusted your instincts and acted to stop a violent attack on an innocent child…and did it without firing a shot.

Willis’ courage and willingness to get involved earns him our seldom-given “Gun Hero of the Day” award. Well done, sir. Well done.

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  1. Cue the civilian disarmament complex who will claim that this was NOT an instance of “using a gun for self-defense” because the man with the gun did not shoot and kill the attacker.

    • dacian will be along shortly to let us all know with his cut-n-paste word salad jumble of stupid and false and debunked how he preferred the child die rather than a gun being involved to stop the attack and save the child and hold this would be murderer for the cops.

      • Kidnapping? abduction?

        “Though police originally categorized the crime as a kidnapping, they are no longer categorizing it as that because Doobay is related to the child”

        There are other reports that they arrived at the mall together.

        This might be as simple as a relative using overzealous corporal punishment to discipline the child.

        Using physical violence to discipline children is always wrong, wouldn’t you agree?


        • That’s kind of a silly non-definition of kidnapping. Mothers and fathers are both charged with kidnapping, almost every day, because they take their own children away from their homes without authorization, and for nefarious purposes.

          Dragging a child into the woods for the purpose of murdering that child seems like kidnap to me. We could make that case in court, no matter the relation of the perpetrator to the child.

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      Chuck a molotov Cocktail into DC and watch everyone squirm… again.

    • don’t put it past them. “he was acting as part of the white power structure keeping the black man down.”

  2. Good job !
    As for Walmarts , it’s not unusual for one to generate 1000 911 calls a year, depending on the neighborhood. I know the address of the one in the city I retired from because calls came in every day . 1490…

    One friend worked 35 years , mostly a tactical officer ( no radio calls just hunted bad guys ) then a major crimes investigator, he stopped going to the one in our town ( not the city but close ) as every time he went he’d see guys he’d locked up .

    • If YOUR local WM has 100x 911 calls per year, then that certainly would be a city no smart person would be in.

      1. Stupid people, stupid places.

  3. You know, I worked a couple of citizen vs bad guy where the citizen had a firearm. The citizen always asked, “Are you going to take my gun?” I always said, “No. Why would I do that? You didn’t do anything wrong.”

    • Tell me you were not a city/municipal officer without telling me you were not a city/municipal officer.

  4. He showed more restraint than I think I could have. Preying upon children or the elderly is as low as people can get and those people deserve no mercy.

    Mr Willis, you made your Mama proud.

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