February 23, 2015, SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Another instance where an armed good guy with a gun defended their own life from multiple bad guys. One of the criminals died, another was shot and injured and in custody at a local Santa Rosa, CA hospital, and a third apprehended.
The story from local 4 KRON news in Santa Rosa:
One suspect is dead and two others are in custody after a gun battle in Santa Rosa Monday morning, police said.
Police say officers were called to a home on Acacia Lane at 12:49 a.m. after hearing reports of a home invasion robbery. According to the victim, three armed men tried to force their way into the home. The victim then fired several shots at the suspects, hitting two of them.
The men then got into a car and fled the scene.
About an hour later, Sonoma County Sherrif’s deputies found the car that matched the suspect’s vehicle description at the Kaiser Hospital parking lot in Santa Rosa.
According to authorities, deputies tired to conduct a high risk felony stop on the car. When the suspects refused to get out of the car, deputies deployed 40 mm chemical agent rounds into the vehicle.
When deputies approached the car, they found that two of the suspects were suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the the suspects was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was transported to the hospital. There is no word on the condition of the suspect.
A third suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The incident remains under investigation.
Contrary to Bloomberg paid mouth-pieces like Shannon Watts who try to make it seem that good guys don’t use guns to defend themselves, the CDC says that stories like one – where an innocent person was victimized by three criminals did just that – occur at least 500,000 times per year. Any and every incident of misuse by guns is exploited by the anti-gun rights crowd – in fact even gun accidents are exploited by them – but the other side, the side you rarely hear about is that average people use guns every day to protect themselves. It turns out, that side is much, much bigger than the misuses and accidents. Ignoring this very real aspect of the debate is a great disservice to American citizens everywhere. The anti-gun rights lobby is paid to make it seem like guns are solely, or primarily, a great danger to people, when in fact, they are used to save lives vastly more often than they are used to criminally take life.