An incident in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shows that it isn’t only good guys who stop bad guys.
In the early morning of April 30th, 2021, a man called the Colorado Springs Police Department. He notified them that some shot him in the head.
A 2:00 AM Call to The Police
Police responded to the 5000 block of Ridenour Dr. on the northwest side of the Colorado Springs Airport. They found a woman on the scene, as well as the male reporting party.
The woman told police that the man was strangling her. And if his actions weren’t adequately indicating his desire, he also told her he would kill her.
The woman feared for her life and was able to access a handgun. She shot the man in the head, which seemed to persuade him to stop doing what he was doing.
The man survived his injuries, and Police found that the evidence supported the statements from the female victim. He received medical attention, and the Police arrested him on assault charges.
It appears that the victim and suspect knew each other. However, the police did not release their exact relationship.
We Wish We Knew More:
We all want to know more details.
- Was the woman carrying the gun in a holster, a purse, or was the gun somewhere else?
- What type of gun and ammunition did she use?
- How much training or experience did she have with the firearm?
These are just a few of the numerous questions I wish I had the opportunity to ask her.
A Few Takeaways:
Even know the incident is thin on details, there are just a few things we can take away.
- the gun is a terrific self-defense tool
- legal force is proportionate
- death of the attacker is not always the primary objective
- people survive gunshot wound in the head
We must prepare to defend our lives. Do you have the correct defensive mindset?
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