[Video] Off Duty Cop Uses His Gun to Prevent Woman From Being Executed Outside of Elementary School

August 23 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: wfaa.com Archive: WebCite.org

The quick actions of an off duty Dallas police officer who was driving in the car with his children likely saved the life of a woman earlier this week.

According to WFAA,

Dallas Police Deputy Chief Gil Garza said in a news conference the officer was out of uniform and headed to a family function when he saw an altercation. A woman was stopped at an intersection when another car, driven by the suspect, pulled up alongside her. Words were exchanged between the two, then the suspect fired multiple shots into the victim’s vehicle.

The officer witnessed the shooting, got out of his vehicle, and intervened before he shot the suspect.

The incident occurred very close to Harry Stone Montessori school, an elementary and middle school.

Both the victim and the suspect are being treated for their injuries at area hospitals.

Both parties are listed in critical condition, but are expected to survive.

As Dallas Police Deputy Chief Gil Garza says in a press conference, the officer would have likely been legal in his actions even if he was acting as a private citizen and not a law enforcement officer, given the life and death nature of the situation.

This is the 161st defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,266th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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