By: Teresa Mull
A legally armed gun owner stopped a mass shooting in Indiana.
Without provocation, [22-year-old suspect, Joshua Hayes] allegedly chased 36-year-old worker Seth Robertson out into an intersection, where he shot and killed him, according to the station.
As Hayes was chasing the second cemetery worker, one of his bullets whizzed into the vehicle of an unidentified good Samaritan who was stopped at a red light near the intersection, injuring him, the Indianapolis Star reported.
That man stepped out of the car, returned fire with a legal weapon and fatally struck Hayes.
“This tragic event could have been much more disastrous,” Brownsburg Police Capt. Jennifer Barrett told WISH. “Victim three not only saved victim two’s life, but he saved potentially the lives of many others. Victim three did exactly what anybody would have wanted him to do at that scene that day.”
Guy Relford, Indianapolis attorney and host of “The Gun Guy,” who is representing the armed hero, told WIBC:
“The scenario was fairly clear to him in that the one person was chasing the other and the other was saying, ‘no, no, no, no please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot me,’ and my client, under incredibly stressful circumstances took aim, took his shot [and] hit the gunman.
“So there’s no question he saved at least one innocent life and perhaps multiple. Because police said he had a drum-style magazine in his handgun that still had a couple of dozen rounds in it.
“So who knows how much mayhem could have resulted if my client hadn’t been the brave hero and good Samaritan that he was.”
Teresa Mull ([email protected]) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.