Permit Holder Stops Crime Spree, Takes Risks to Aid Attacker

By Dean Weingarten

Lavauntai Broadbent MN
Permit Holder Stops Crime Spree, Takes Risks to Aid Attacker, whose name is Lavauntai Broadbent
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -( A carry permit holder in Minnesota stopped a crime spree by shooting the armed black teenager that threatened him and his female companion.

The shooting occurred on 31 July, 2015.   Colin Flaherty of White Girl Bleed Alot put together a YouTube video about the short life of Lavauntai Broadbent.  The Video has been taken down by YouTube.

Lavauntai Broadbent had four accomplices.  According to police documents, Lavauntai and his accomplices had committed numerous major crimes in the 24 hours before he was shot.


St. Paul police were dispatched about 4:40 a.m. Friday to a man who reported his silver sedan had been stolen sometime in the past 24 hours from the area of East Sixth and Hancock streets. He had two loaded guns in the locked car, and police said they're looking into a connection between the stolen guns and the Broadbent case.

Ten minutes after the car was reported stolen, two miles away, police were called to an armed robbery. A man said he had been at a bus stop at Maryland Avenue and Barclay Street and saw a silver sedan parked nearby.

A moment later, a male wearing a red and black long-sleeved shirt, tan pants and full face mask pointed a handgun at him and said, “Empty your pockets.” The man turned over $20, an ATM card, bus card and his wallet, he said. The sedan fled the area.

Foster said there had been another robbery around the same time near a graveyard, though officers couldn't find a robbery report matching that description.

It was reported that Lavauntai Broadbent was part of a criminal street gang, and had self identified as such on social media.  There was a a memorial for Lavauntai. It was made memorable by more violence.  

 On Sunday, there was a memorial for Broadbent at Shadow Falls Park. During the service, a Mercedes crashed into the monuments and water fountain and, at the same time, shots were fired. People ran from the scene; no one was shot.

Lavauntai probably had no training.  He was likely unfamiliar with the firearm that he was using.  This worked to the advantage of the man whose life was threatened.    After the shooting, the permit holder performed first aid on Lavauntai.

The decision to do so is personal, but there is risk involved.

Criminals, even young criminals, are often drug users and promiscuous.  There is likely to be a considerable amount of blood.  In a self defense situation, it is not unusual to have small cuts and abrasions to your skin.  You may not even be aware of them.  The criminal's blood provides a means to transfer some nasty diseases into your blood stream, including HIV and Hepatitis B and C.  It is a risk you should take into consideration.

While you are performing first aid on the person who was just threatening your life, your attention will be taken away from the possibility of attack by accomplices.

In this case, three accomplices at the scene fled the area.  It is not something you can rely on.  It illustrates that there may be accomplices you have not identified.

These decisions depend on individual circumstances.  Every situation is different.  Consider your options before an event happens.  Informed decisions are better decisions.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

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.

  • 13 thoughts on “Permit Holder Stops Crime Spree, Takes Risks to Aid Attacker

    1. Stories like this just warm my heart. This niglet needed to be taken out before he killed innocent victim. The most effed up part is these niglets rob other blacks???? Yup, they did at a bus stop. I see these thugs as apes who can mimic human speech with limited comprehension of what they are saying or hearing back. Not all blacks are pieces of shit but there sure seems to be a lot of them out there. Whitey needs to carry a gun and shoot when threatened to pound the message home we aren’t going to be the victims any more.

      1. Hey all you f$#@ who think he deserved this your wrong.he was a really nice person he just hung around wrong people.Imagine if it was you imagine how you would have felt.

        R.I.P Brother


    2. I have said it before and I will keep saying it “slugs for thugs and the game goes on”. When will these thugs learn that many times the only thing they are going to get out of life is either some hot lead or a small prison cell. Either way these thugs need to be taken off the streets in a manor in which they live, if they are going to be thugs then a thugs demise they should get, SLUGS FOR THUGS AND THE GAME GOES ON, where will it go next?

    3. They have a very nice go fund me for this gangster, ‘Man Man’.

      He has the wings of an Angel, fist full of $100 bills and his pants hanging low.

      No gang colors or the handgun can be seen.

    4. Years ago, I saw an Indiana State trooper give a black thug who had been shot first aid. He rolled him face down into a ditch full of water. The onlookers clapped.

    5. I love it, identifying the race of the perpetrator, whereas the LameStream media never identifies the race if it is a Black person who is the perpetrator. Thanks for evening the playing field. Regardless of that, it is a good ending to a bad criminal. I also am with the author on giving first aid to your enemy who would have killed you. You don’t know if his buddies are around or not.

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