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Armed intervention in Yakima saves manís life(WA)
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2012 | Dave Workman

Posted on 06/16/2012 10:55:52 AM PDT by marktwain

As gun prohibitionists and gun rights activists prepare for Monday’s Town Hall Seattle meeting about urban violence, a story out of Yakima involving a legally-armed citizen who intervened in a shooting just might have some bearing on the upcoming discussion.

According to the Yakima Herald-Republic and Seattle Times, a man identified as Andrew Schilperoort did a remarkably courageous thing Thursday afternoon when he interrupted a shooting in the parking lot of a supermarket. Two men were arguing over a cell phone when one pulled a gun and shot the other, just as Schilperoort arrived. The argument and its outcome have an eerie similarity to a fatal Shoreline shooting several weeks ago, and discussed by this column.

Schilperoort acted well within the parameters of this state's use-of-force/self-defense statute, RCW 9A.16.020. However, this might be defined as "gun violence" by some anti-gunners.

Witnessing the shooting, Schilperoort drew his legally-licensed handgun and took action. That’s when the story gets just a little strange:

"I screamed at him to stop," Schilperoort said. "The guy with the gun is telling me he’s got a permit, like that explains everything. I’m like, ‘What the hell’s going on?!’"—Yakima Herald-Republic

Schilperoort told the newspaper that a “ridiculous discussion” over concealed pistol licenses ensued, but when he turned away for a moment, the gunman vanished. He drove away in a big hurry, no doubt.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: assault; banglist; defense; wa
Eventually we may find out if the shooter had a permit or not.
1 posted on 06/16/2012 10:56:04 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I was in that store a day earlier.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: marktwain

Schilperoort turned away for a moment... not too smart, instead of skedaddling the shooter could have then shot him. Should have kept him covered until police came.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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