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Woman Saved Cops Life By Pulling Out Her Gun And Shooting Attacker

A police officer's job is to help those in trouble, and that's usually the way things play out. One cop was trying to do his duty by lending a hand to a homeless man. Unfortunately, the homeless man didn't appreciate the officer's help.

He became violent and began beating the officer. Thankfully, a good Samaritan happened upon the scene and saved the officer's life.

Sgt. Randy Harkness, 52-year-old officer in Dawson County, Georgia, was trying to be a good Samaritan himself. He ran into a homeless man and offered the guy a ride to a gas station.

He then offered the homeless man money out of his own pocket, so the man could go get something to eat.

For an unknown reason, the homeless man started getting confrontational. He then attacked Sgt. Harkness, who was not expecting the violent assault. The homeless man struck the officer in the face and continued to beat him.

A woman going by in her car witnessed the violent assault on the officer. She was legally armed, so she pulled over and got out of her car with her fire arm to help the cop.

She fired a warning shot near homeless man. The sound of gunfire startled the homeless man, and he fled the scene. The unnamed woman fired at him and struck him with a bullet.

Harkness is grateful to his rescuer for helping him. There is an obligatory investigation that has been launched, which is part of the procedure when there is a shooting, but it doesn't look like the woman will be charged for using her firearm in the emergency.

Many witnesses, people who also got out of their cars to see if they could help, testify that the woman was defending an officer in trouble.

“I truly believe that she’s a hero,” said Sheriff Jeff Johnson to Fox 5 in Atlanta. “I believe that she potentially saved this officer’s life. We don’t know how far the suspect would have went with the assault.”

Supporters of the second amendment are pointing to the story as the reason why guns need to remain legal and available to law-abiding citizens. After criminals go on violent shooting sprees, there is often a knee-jerk reaction to clamp down on gun control.

Many worry that this will leave law-abiding citizens sitting ducks, while criminals, who often obtain guns illegally, will have the advantage.

This is not the first time a legally armed citizen stopped a tragedy.

In March of 2016, a man entered a 7-Eleven in Seattle swinging a hatchet at people. A customer who had a concealed carry permit shot and killed the attacker before anyone else was seriously hurt.  

About 18 months ago in South Carolina, a man attempted a mass shooting at Playoffz nightclub in Spartanburg County at 3:30 in the morning. Three people had been shot and wounded when a bystander with a legal gun shot the culprit.

Last January, an Arizona state trooper was ambushed on a remote highway when a person open fired on the officer. A passing motorist witnessed the scene, pulled out his own gun and killed the suspect.  

With gun violence on the rise, the conversation about how to handle it is bound to continue, but some might wonder how disarming the ‘good guys’ will help when the ‘bad guys’ are armed?

Source: AWM
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