Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes 

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TIME NEWS NETWORK)

 

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By KATE SAMUELSON

7:47 AM EST

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.

Officers told Fox San Antonio that 19-year-old Andrews Herrera was killed after he approached Carlos Molina, 32, just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Molina was eating at the fried chicken chain with his family when Herrera demanded that he hand over his property and threatened his children with a gun, police say.

According to the news site, Molina told Herrera that he had no money and asked whether his family could leave. Most of the family left the restaurant, but Herrera then pointed the gun at two of Molina’s children as they walked out of a restroom. In response, Molina drew his licensed handgun and shot Herrera several times, fatally wounding him, police said.

[Fox San Antonio]

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A ‘Good Samaritan’ saw a deputy being attacked by a Florida man so he fatally shot the assailant

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON POST)

A ‘Good Samaritan’ saw a deputy being attacked by a Florida man so he fatally shot the assailant

November 16 at 3:17 AM

Passerby shoots, kills suspect fighting deputy

Authorities are thanking a passerby who shot and killed a motorist fighting a deputy along a Florida interstate on Nov. 14. (Reuters)

When the man saw a patrol car parked on the exit ramp of a Florida interstate, he witnessed a scene too troubling to ignore: a sheriff deputy being slammed to the ground and beaten by a man in plain clothes.

The passerby, whom the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is now calling a “Good Samaritan,” rushed to the two men, telling the attacker he would shoot him if he refused to stop beating the deputy.

 The attacker, later identified as 53-year-old Edward Strother, continued to pin down the deputy and attack him, and the deputy struggled to keep his weapon away from him. When the attacker failed to comply to his warning, the passerby shot him three times, killing him, the News-Press reported.

The deputy, a 12-year veteran named Dean Bardes, was treated for his injuries and later released from the hospital.

Mike Scott, the Lee County sheriff, commended and thanked the man “who engaged the crazed assailant and stopped the imminent threat of great bodily harm or death to our deputy,” NBC-2 reported. He did not identify the man, however.

But the attacker’s brother later criticized the sheriff’s positive response to his brother’s death and questioned the details of the fight.

“They are calling him a Good Samaritan?” Strother’s brother, Louis Strother, said to the News-Press. “Was my brother armed?”

The scene had begun to unravel at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, when a driver began to recklessly swerve and drive along the left shoulder at what seemed to be at least 100 miles per hour, a witness told the News-Press. Bardes was responding to an unrelated crash involving the Florida Highway Patrol when Strother almost struck him with his car.

Sensing the near-crash was intentional, Bardes chased the vehicle southbound, until the driver stopped and exited his car at an off-ramp, approaching Bardes’s patrol car. The fight that ensued was one in a string of “egregious acts of aggression toward law enforcement officers across this country,” Scott, the sheriff, said.

Kimberly Jenkinson, a Florida woman driving by at the time, told WINK News she saw the man violently throw the officer to the ground.

“He just started punching him and hitting and hitting and hitting,” she said. “I was afraid for the police officer. I thought he was going to kill him.”

Later, she posted a status on Facebook that read, “I just watched a police officer get taken down. What is this world coming to?”

 

An emergency crew performed CPR on Strother at the scene in an attempt to revive him. Strother has a previous, active misdemeanor arrest warrant for failure to appear on a battery charge in Florida, according to NBC-2.

The “Good Samaritan” had a concealed-weapons permit that allowed him to carry his gun, NBC-2 reported.

Bardes, 47, of New Jersey, served in the U.S. Air Force for three months, before being discharged for knee pain, the News-Press reported. He worked as a corrections officer for two years before becoming a patrol officer.

The deputy’s file included notes from supervisors who wrote early on in his career that he acted cautiously and was always respectful of the public, the News-Press reported.

Bardes, “is able to deescalate situations and resolve these incidents in a fair and partial manner,” the personnel file states.

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