Skip to comments.Armed intervention in Yakima saves manís life(WA)
Posted on 06/16/2012 10:55:52 AM PDT by marktwain
As gun prohibitionists and gun rights activists prepare for Mondays 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. Thats when the story gets just a little strange:
"I screamed at him to stop," Schilperoort said. "The guy with the gun is telling me hes got a permit, like that explains everything. Im like, What the hells 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.
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I was in that store a day earlier.
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.