Armed Citizen Shoots Violent Assailant, Saves State Trooper

posted on January 14, 2017

When an Arizona State Trooper stopped to investigate a rollover car accident early Thursday morning, he never expected to be involved in a shooting, especially one in which he was shot. However, after the trooper was suddenly shot in the shoulder, the gunman then attacked the officer, driving him to the ground and beating him.

By chance, a good Samaritan with a concealed-carry permit and a gun drove upon the scene with his family. The armed citizen ran to help the officer, who was still struggling with the armed attacker. When the officer yelled for help, the citizen returned to his car, grabbed his gun and demanded the assailant stop. When the suspect continued to strike the officer, the citizen had no choice but shoot, killing the attacker. 

Col. Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said “I don’t know that my trooper would be alive without the (armed citizen’s) assistance.”

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