Mental Patient Killed In Office Building Shooting ~ VIDEO

Bob Irwin dissects the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. What went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from defense with a gun.

Mental Patient Killed In Office Building Shooting
Mental Patient Killed In Office Building Shooting
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas reports recently (5/11/2016) Gunfire rang out at an office building near NRG Stadium, (home of the Houston Texans) on Wednesday. A man who apparently had mental health issues was killed after witnesses said he became violent. No one else was injured.

The incident started on the fifth floor of the Community Health Choice building at 2636 South Loop. The individual had an appointment with a counselor at a center for people with mental disabilities.

The staff decided to reschedule because he said he wasn’t feeling well. The man left and came back within half an hour and had a “mental episode,” according to police.

Yelling, making demands, kicking on the doors, kicked in the glass door, totally damaged,” said an HPD Detective. “Probably a frightening situation for many.”

The staff, mostly women, felt threatened so they locked the doors. That’s when the man went next door to a tax consulting business. The owner of the business fired one shot at the man and killed him. The shooter’s attorney said the victim lunged at his client and he felt threatened.

A sign is posted saying “Open carry” is allowed in the building. The shooter had a license to carry. So far, no charges have been filed in the case. The dead man’s name has not been released. Police say it didn’t appear that he was armed.

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TEX

Yeah,I bet the crazy SOB had a horrible childhood too !

MH nurse

I won’t comment on the good shoot/bad shoot aspect. We’ll never know what happened in the clinic’s reception desk or in the tax adviser’s office unless there were witnesses or video. The situation should never have gotten that far. The people at the clinic should have worked to de-escalate the patient and made sure that he was seen by SOMEONE even if his usual counselor was unavailable. We often have angry, out of control clients in the waiting room of the clinic I work at and the first response of the reception desk people is to get one of the… Read more »

TEX

In Texas if attacked with fist,feet,etc is considered a weapon The shooter is 100% justified.

SpiritualMadMan

We are not told how large the “attacker” was… We are not told what meds he was or was not on… We are not told how large the defender was… I’ve seen some spectacular things done by folks on something or off their meds… How about a 125 young adult on (we believe) meth throwing concrete blocks halfway down a city block? Needless to say an unarmed man can kill you. Period. Adrenaline being such as it is strength being multiplied. Only the investigators know the full story those of us viewing from the outside don’t really know enough from… Read more »

TEX

If you are attacked in Texas by a criminal/mental nut job you can legally and without fear of criminal prosecution shoot and kill the scum,period ! There is no duty to retreat. You don’t have to have a firearms license to do so either. A couple weeks ago Irwin made a ridiculous statement that a homeowner in Texas should had stayed in his house while his truck was being broken into on his property,called 911, and hid until police arrived. BULL*SH*T ! The homeowner shot and killed the trash ! ‘When seconds count the police are only minutes away’ !… Read more »

Bob

Perhaps Bob Irwin should have explained his comment. Regardless of what state you are in, you have the right to sue anyone for anything. You may lose, but you still have the right to sue. On a rare occasion, that lawsuit may be declared frivolous, but generally, it does not happen. Usually, if you are involved in a DGU, you will get sued, and you will have to hire an attorney to defend yourself. So, there is truth in the advice he gave. Also, where I live, criminals have started thieving in packs. You may go outside of cover to… Read more »

TEX

Irwin has explained enough for me. Why Ammoland lets that old man publish this crap is anyone’s guess. He’s not an attorney and has zero cred to me.

Don

And yet you seem to read – and comment on – everything he writes. Guess if he quit writing you would have to find someone else to belittle. Your aggressive and destructive prose speaks volumes about your self insecurity. I don’t always agree with Bob, but I don’t use the socialist tactic of expressing my disagreement in such an obnoxious manner. You, sir, through your manner, have discredited yourself far more than you have Mr. Irwin.

Bob

Tex, wow, no offense, but I didn’t see a reason to go all uncivil on a public blog because someone suggested it a good idea to speak through an attorney. Sure, Texas may have some great laws, but these laws do not grant absolute authority to use deadly force simply because someone claims they feared for their life. Heck, if that were true, every gang banger would use it as a get-out-of-jail-free card. All it takes for a self-defense claim to become murder is for the shooter to say something that can be twisted in front of a jury to… Read more »

TEX

Uncivil ? Hilarious ! I have just read enough of your bull*sh*t to know what your position is,esp.on self defense/defense of property in Texas. It has nothing to do with an attorney either. Everyone knows to speak with an attorney if you are forced to shoot someone while defending your life,another persons life,or property. What you call cool laws in Texas are just common sense laws to protect the lawabiding,not criminals. Irwin,what percentage of gang bangers can legally own a firearm ? How would a gang banger use ‘stand your ground law’ as a get out of jail free card… Read more »

Bob Irwin

An apparently necessary shooting of an unarmed opponent. Although there will be argument, it’s pretty clear that this violent individual presented a serious danger to all those nearby in my opinion. This might be a close case, so the shooter made a smart decision to speak only through his attorney! That’s never a bad idea in any shooting incident.