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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- At about 1:15 p.m. on 14 July, 2020, at the Brownsburg Cemetary in Brownsburg, Indiana, two men were working when a 22-year-old man attacked them, in something out of a horror movie. Joshua Christopher Hays drove to the cemetery, parked, approached the two men, and started shooting.

The two victims separated and ran. Hayes pursed 36-year-old Seth Robertson, catching him at 56th and Grant streets, and executing him with several shots to the chest.

Hays then pursued the second victim, who was able to physically engage Hays. The second victim was wounded. A bullet from Hays gun hit a nearby car stopped at the traffic light (presumably at 56th and Grant street) and wounded a third victim with shrapnel. The third victim was armed. From wishtv.com:

Police say 22-year-old Joshua Christopher Hayes launched an unprovoked attack against two men working in Brownsburg Cemetery Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. Hayes first chased 36-year-old Seth Robertson to a nearby intersection before he fatally shot Robertson.

Hayes then chased after the second man and shot a third man who was stopped at a traffic light nearby. The third man was legally armed and fatally shot Hayes.

“This tragic event could have been much more disastrous. So, victim three not only saved victim two’s life, but he saved potentially the lives of many others,” said BPD Capt. Jennifer Barrett. “Victim three did exactly what anybody would have wanted him to do at that scene that day.”

The life-saving gunfire was dramatic. Hayes had the second victim down and was pointing his gun at the victim's head when he was struck by the bullet from the third victim, the armed Samaritan, who had witnessed the struggle between Hayes and the second victim.

Hayes is reported to have turned his attention to the third victim, who fired additional shots to stop the attack. From yournews.com:

The unidentified licensed shooter’s lawyer Guy Relford explained, “The scenario was fairly clear to him in that the one person was chasing the other and the other was saying, ‘no, no, no, no please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot me.’ And my client, under incredibly stressful circumstances, took aim, took his shot [and] hit the gunman.”

“The gunman stood up and was looking around and still had the gun in his hand, appeared to clearly intend to continue the attack at which point my client fired another two or three shots and the gunman went down,” he continued.

The police say they have no evidence the attack was racially motivated. From wyrz.org:

Currently, police do not believe that the attack was racially motivated. Hayes, who is black, opened fire on the two victims who are white.

Brownsburg Police Department Captain Jennifer Pyatt-Barrett said, “At this point in time in the investigation, we have no reason to believe this was a racially-motivated crime. We’re leaning more towards evidence suggesting there was mental illness on behalf of Mr. Hayes.”

This is another instance of an active murderer being stopped by an armed Samaritan.

It does not appear to have gathered national attention. Why isn't it as much news as when a police officer shoots a person who was resisting arrest?

That is a rhetorical question. It isn't national news because it does not fit the anti-Second Amendment narrative of guns being useless for defense of self and others.

Read AmmoLand's related article: Self-Defense Insurance vs Legal Protection Plans for Gun Owners


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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 retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
20 days ago

I’m surprised the LSM hasn’t posed it as 3 white guys against one black guy. “Mr. Hayes successfully defended himself from two unarmed white men then was killed by an armed 3rd white man.”

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
20 days ago

Maybe the shooter wanted to get even for George Floyd’s death, after all it was plastered on TV day after day showing the cop holding him down with his knee on Floyd’s neck.
Should we be surprised from this response, no, just be prepared in your daily routines to defend yourself.

Tionico
Tionico
20 days ago

Currently, police do not believe that the attack was racially motivated. Hayes, who is black, opened fire on the two victims who are white.

On its face I’d START with racial motivation. Seems the only “issue” that made Victims One and Two gain the attention of the perp was.. their skin colour. Unless some hisotiry involving these three turns up, it looks, on its face, to be “get whitey”. This is rapicly becoming a meme these days.

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
20 days ago

A couple weeks ago, in Eaton County, Michigan, a Black man was pointing a handgun at passing motorists and firing off random shots and then ran into traffic and stopped a car being driven by a 22 year old motorist and pointed his gun at him. The motorist, a licensed concealed carry permit holder, got out of his car and shot him dead with one shot and stopped the threat. The local CBS (See BS) affiliate, WLNS Channel Six, in Lansing had the story in their evening broadcast the day it happened, but after that, nothing more was said.

PMinFl
PMinFl
20 days ago
Reply to  Coelacanth

Can’t publicise a legal action by a citizen, possibly (probably) saved some lives in his action.

pureamericana
pureamericana
21 days ago

Is it possible this Covid plot & flu-warfare released by the ChiComs actually infected the brains of certain people ? With this runaway violence and insanity now being seen worldwide, the Chinese may have had a far deeper intent with Covid-19. .

Tionico
Tionico
20 days ago
Reply to  pureamericana

Nah. This stuff has been going on long before the WuFlu came onto the scene. Besides, that virus does not go after the brain, but the blood. Takes out its ability to carry/transfer oxygen and CO2.

RoyD
RoyD
20 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

Actually it disrupts the lungs ability to do their job.

estim8ing
estim8ing
21 days ago

“Currently, police do not believe that the attack was racially motivated.”

So what if it was racially motivated or not? Just another straw man to distract from the truth. Unprovoked violence is just that, violence, regardless of the motivation and needs to be dealt with overwhelming defensive (violence) force.

Huzzah!

crazy joe
crazy joe
21 days ago

getting tired of all this racial shit. ALL LIVES MATTER not just one breed. until these asses in media and liberal wake up there will be more of this.

Branden
Branden
21 days ago

This was 10 miles from my home. The media tried to cover up the self defense part. Until the police chief came out and called the guy a hero and that he probably saved many more lives. The guy has a mental breakdown and just started shoot random people. Until he was swiftly stopped by a armed citizen. Who know how many people he could of killed until police got there. As it stands he killed 1 person.

RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago
Reply to  Branden

No, he killed two.

Branden
Branden
21 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

No read the story bud. He killed one and injured 2. 2 people died yes. But one of them was the bad guy. It literally right above on this page

RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago
Reply to  Branden

Well, bud, you apparently understand neither logic nor the law. But that’s ok; you be you.

Tionico
Tionico
20 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

unless you want to dramatise it and call it suicide by armed citizen, the perp only killed one. Words matter.

RoyD
RoyD
20 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

And the beat goes on…..

ExGob
ExGob
20 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Come on now, Roy. According to the story, both cemetery workers ran, one was injured and the shooter chased the other, caught up with him and killed him with rounds to the chest. Then he turned on the injured one, held him down and intended to shoot him in the head, but was distracted when he was confronted by the one in the car who blew his shit away. Two innocent persons injured, one innocent person killed, one bullet hole in the car and one guilty assailant brought down by a brave, gun owning, 2nd amendment supporting samaritan. We’ll never… Read more »

Last edited 20 days ago by ExGob
Random71
Random71
21 days ago
Reply to  Branden

Few hours from me, and didnt even see it on the local. Dont you love how even the local news seems to likes the spin cycle these days…

RoyD
RoyD
20 days ago
Reply to  Random71

I have lived in the OKC Metro area for 44 years. The three local TV stations, which are affiliated with NBC, ABC, and CBS, are all left leaning though not as much as in years past. Kind of like the population of OK which has gone more to the right side of things over those same years. And, like the national news networks, they really like some “skin tone” news. Of course we have to remember that it used to be primarily “the bottom line (money)” but now being able to advance the leftist agenda while not seeming obvious is… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago

For those who are not afraid of facts and are capable of reading between the lines, I give you this.
file:///C:/Users/kp95d.000/Downloads/Mental-Health-Facts-for-African-Americans%20(2).pdf

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
21 days ago

Would it have been considered racially motivated if it was a white person attacking black people?

Random71
Random71
21 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Most likely and it would be plastered all over CNN