Concealed Carrying Bar Worker Stops Possible Mass Shooting in Ohio

June 24 2015
by GSL Staff
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A concealed carrying bar worker in Youngstown Ohio is a hero today after he stopped a shotgun wielding maniac who entered the bar and began firing off rounds.

According to

YOUNGSTOWN ā€” Police say the man killed at an Oak Street bar at 2 a.m. Sunday was shot by a bar employee who has a valid concealed carry handgun permit.

Chief of Detectives Capt. Brad Blackburn said Ezequiel Rivera, 21, was killed after he was kicked out of Mi Raza bar and came back with a shotgun and fired two rounds. He was then shot by a bar employee who has the CCW permit, Blackburn said.

The suspect’s brother-in-law was also reportedly wounded by the employee as he attempted to talk Rivera down.

This is the 80th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Ohio and the 1,411th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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