By Brandon Curtis
A concealed carry permit holder successfully stopped a gunman who had begun firing into a crowd of people, saving countless lives. The incident happened in Syracuse, New York, on Tuesday at around 2:30 p.m.
The suspect, Demetrius Jackson, had opened fire on a group of people with a 9mm handgun. An armed man at the scene, who is a concealed carry permit holder, drew his firearm and shot the suspect in the head. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
From localsyr.com . . .
…District Attorney [William Fitzpatrick] said in a statement that based on preliminary investigation, it appears the man who shot Jackson saved the lives of several individuals.
No information has been released about the armed citizen, but police did mention that he has received threats and sustained property damage in retaliation as a result of the armed self-defense.
This legally armed citizen saved lives in what could have easily ended with numerous victims and lives lost. Instead, it’s yet another successful defensive gun use.
Now the defender needs to protect himself. It’s another example of why having more than one firearm is important. There is no doubt that the police have taken the firearm used in the self-defense shooting as evidence.
This article was originally published at concealednation.com and is reprinted here with permission.