Bob Irwin writes [via ammoland.com]: According to Tristate Homepage.com shortly before 10:30am one morning, Evansville, Indiana officers were dispatched to the corner of Michael Avenue and Frisse Avenue for a report of a shooting incident.
A couple had agreed to meet with the female half’s ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her child, in a shopping center parking lot. Upon meeting, an argument ensued which escalated into a minor physical fight. The ex-boyfriend then called his father to pick him up and take him home.
As the father and son arrived home, the couple who apparently had followed them, drove up behind the father and son and the argument continued. The male half of the couple then pulled out a revolver, fired four to five quick shots and fled on foot.
The shooter ran down an alleyway while the female drove the car away. At the same time, the son was dialing 911.
Responding Officers quickly apprehended the suspect and later also arrested his girlfriend. The shooter has been charged with attempted murder with a firearm and his girlfriend has been charged with one count of assisting a criminal.
The amazing part: the restraint displayed by the intended victim, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.
He said “When he (the shooter) took off running, I did not fire because he was not at the time jeopardizing my life.”
Police Captain Andy Chandler praised the restraint the alleged victim showed.
“It does appear that he used a lot of good, common sense and wisdom by choosing not to fire.”
The victim had just renewed his gun permit six months prior. Police believe the shooter ditched the gun in the area. If you happen to find it, police said you should not touch it and immediately call 911.
The victim now worries about retaliation. He did not want his name revealed or his face shown on camera.
So the idiot bad guy fires blindly, fortunately, hitting nothing. The Carry Permit holder, not having a clean target, does not shoot because he’s in an area full of families.
Some will fault this hero for risking his life by not engaging the shooter round for round but that was, as it worked out, the right choice. No one was hurt and the bad guy is in jail, PERFECT!
Training combined with incredible courage works.