By Dean Weingarten
An armed citizen may have stopped an attempted mass killing in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, the 16th of November. A 23-year-old Hispanic man had been thrown out of the appropriately named “Club Khaos” at about 1 a.m. He returned to the entrance of the club and started shooting. He hit five people, one of them is in critical condition.
From the elpasotimes.com:
A 21-year-old man was hit in the torso/chest area and received serious injuries but is in stable condition, Sambrano said.
The shooter also hit a 24-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman, a 21-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman. All received what are described as “non-life-threatening injuries” and are considered stable, Sambrano said.
The suspect was shot in the leg by an unknown individual and investigators believe this person was acting in self-defense, Sambrano said.
The armed man who stopped the attack has not been identified at this time, and the police would like to talk to him.
The AP story identifies the attacker as Martin Guerrero. AP does not mention that Guerrero was shot by an armed defender.
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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.