Alabama Mcdonald’s Gunman Killed By Armed Dad

Alabama – -(AmmoLand.com)- Over the wekend a brave Alabama father and his son are recovering from a late-night shootout that left a masked robber dead.

The brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald's when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire.

From ledger-enquirer.com:

An ordinary night at a Birmingham, Ala., McDonald’s erupted in chaos and tragedy after a masked gunman stormed the restaurant and began shooting Saturday, WIAT reported.

But a father, who was in the restaurant with his two sons waiting to be let outside, pulled out his own gun and returned fire, according to the station.

The gunfire began shortly before 10:45 that night as an employee was unlocking the door to let the man and his sons out of the restaurant, which was closing, AL.com reported.

When a masked man burst into the restaurant and began shooting, the dad pulled out his own weapon, and a hail of gunfire washed over the restaurant. When it was over, the dad, the gunman and one of the two sons had been shot, according to WIAT.

Police arrived and took the three injured people to the hospital, where the gunman later died, WVTM reported. The father and son did not have life threatening injuries, according to the station.

“It’s truly sad, but it’s something as a community we can overcome,’‘ Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Shelton said, according to AL.com. “We just have to work together to find a solution to our issues without resorting to violence. Right now it appears the victim made a decision that cost his life and the father made a decision that preserved his and children’s’ life.”

Thank GOD for brave individuals that choose to go armed as this could have been much worse if everyone had been defenseless.

  • 10 thoughts on “Alabama Mcdonald’s Gunman Killed By Armed Dad

    1. This is another of the typical types of tales that much of the news media seem to shy away from. I guess that’s because the anti-gunners make more noise than the pro-gunners and the media doesn’t want to appear that they condone self defense.

      This father is the epitome of what all men should strive to be. He bravely and immediately put his own life at extreme risk in his effort to protect his sons and, possibly, other innocents as well.

      Well done, Dad. You’re the most, to say the least.

    2. To me to be a police officer today is super hard, they get blamed for one out of how many that do protect and serve, but my real question remain s is when an active shooter is confronted, they often survive, when their victims are killed, I know innocent until proven guilty, but when caught dead to right with gun in hand, why are they spared, to be picked apart by a bunch of shrinks trying to figure out why they did their horrific act???? There are certain limits to justification? For the father he was doing his best to protect his son, by no means should the gunman ever be called a victim!!!!!!! It also proves that this father was confronted first hand with really no choice but to shoot, also it was so close that he and his son were wounded, but the press will come to the defense of the masked gunman, as to having been brought up in a poor childhood environment!!!!!!!!

    3. I don’t remember hearing about this before, and tomorrow is Halloween, and All Souls Day after that.

    4. Sgt. Shelton said “the victim made a decision that cost his life”. he VICTIM is the bad guy for gosh sake. The victims are the dad and sons. SHEESH!

      1. Yeah, what a bunch of wankers. Trying to portray the grub as some poor unfortunate who was no doubt the product of an underprivileged childhood, blah blah blah.
        This is why your country is in so much trouble.

    5. We’re just reading about this NOW? Happened in May. Would have had a lot more relevance if nationally reported in May. Nothing about the criminal scumbag who got killed by a good guy? Did the suspect get identified? Did they take off the mask? Who? What?

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