[VIDEO] Elderly Concealed Carrier in Texas Stands His Ground During Assault

January 7 2015
by GSL Staff
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Source: kltv.com Archive: WebCite.org

Fredy Neal, a 65 year old concealed carrier in Texas, had to use deadly force to defend himself from a much younger assailant earlier this week.

Michael Caldwell is suspected of attempting to assault Neal based on Neal’s own statements as well as those of witnesses.

The incident occurred after Caldwell and his girlfriend caused scenes at several area businesses. According to local media reports:

Caldwell and his girlfriend then entered the Walgreens where they were also being disruptive, according to police.

Caldwell approached Neal outside of the store in the parking lot. He got into a verbal altercation with Neal as Neal was attempting to use the Red Box. Caldwell became more agitated with Neal as he attempted to keep Caldwell away from him.

Neal then pulled out a handgun and after several attempts to keep Caldwell from assaulting him, he shot him once in the chest.

Investigators have confirmed that Neal has a license to carry a concealed handgun. He has not been charged in the shooting. Neal was not held in custody by authorities based on the fact that he was cooperative with police, not a flight risk, and witnesses on the scene confirmed that Caldwell initiated the altercation, according to police.

For some reason the local media report wants to keep referring to Neal as the suspect and Caldwell as the victim. Seems to be the other way around to me.

This is the 180th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,376th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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