Imagine you spot somebody in a gas station parking lot that you wanted to strike up a conversation with. Maybe it’s an old buddy, maybe it’s someone with a bumper sticker you thought was funny. Now imagine this everyday chat being interrupted by a sneak attack of gunfire. A terrible thought, no? Well that is exactly what happened to a Highland Park man in the early morning hours of October 21.
In the Sunoco gas station parking lot at Hamilton Avenue and Webb Street in Highland Park, two cars, with a combined 3 passengers between them sat as the three talked amongst themselves. While this was going on another two men began walking out of a field that was near the gas station. These two men were armed with guns and while it is not clear their intentions, their actions stated blatantly that those intentions were no good.
The two men approached the three in their cars when without warning they began firing their weapons. Shock ran over the bystanders as this sudden attack caught them completely off guard, save for one CCW carrier who was located in the first car and understood that this was a situation that desperately needed his attention.
So our CCW carrier decided to fight back. He returned fire at the two attackers hitting one of them, killing him. This caused the other assailant to run off into the night.
After the chaos, the police were called where they later stated to Detroit’s Local 4 News that without the actions of the concealed carrier they believe “all of the people in the two cars may have been killed”.
And while these three lives were saved by the help of one well-prepared and properly armed citizen, the story doesn’t quite wrap up perfectly yet. The other shooter who made his escape is still on the loose as of the writing of this piece. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-852-7338 in order to bring this man to justice.
What do you think of this story and of the armed guardian citizen that saved the lives of these three? Do you feel like you have what it takes to stop a threat like this if it happened to you? Let us know in the comments below.