Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tied Down in Texas

"Two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years, of abuse, a sheriff’s official said Friday....."

"Concealed carry gun-wielder intervenes in domestic dispute and is shot dead" by Katie Mettler Washington Post  May 04, 2016

The concealed carry permit holder was trying to intervene in a domestic dispute, trying to disarm the fleeing shooter, trying to do the job ordinarily reserved for police.

Instead, he was killed.

Just before noon Monday, 35-year-old T.J. Antes, who had served in the Marines, watched the unfolding of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman outside a Walgreens in Arlington, Texas, authorities said. The man, a soldier stationed at Fort Hood, allegedly fired a gun twice, one bullet burying into the ground and another striking the woman. He then climbed into his truck in the parking lot and attempted to leave when Antell tried to stop him.

Antell, a father of three and CrossFit gym owner, retreated to his vehicle, grabbed his own gun, and approached the shooter, Arlington police said.

Instead of abiding by Antell’s commands to stop, police said the shooter climbed out of his truck and fired his gun again.

The shot hit Antell in the head, reported the Dallas Morning News. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ricci Bradden, 22, faces a murder charge and is being held on $500,000 bond, Arlington police said. According to his arrest affidavit, Bradden was driving away from the scene when he called and confessed to several Army supervisors at Ford Hood that he had slapped the gun out of Antell’s hand and shot him.


I will be tied down the rest of the day, sorry.

NDUs: Texas fighting order to disclose execution drug supplier

I suppose state killers don't need to be disarmed.

Also see: On Texas Turf