Man Kills Attacker at Northeast Dallas Convenience Store in Stand-Your-Ground-Style Shooting

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About 4 p.m. yesterday, a man who a witness said appeared drunk, walked into the EZ Trip Food Store above and, according to police, began harassing customers.

Specifically, he slapped one person repeatedly in the face before chasing them from the store. Upon his return, he began punching a second customer in the face which, it soon became clear, was a terrible idea.

The fight moved outside where the customer, who police have not yet identified, pulled out a handgun and shot his assailant. He then waited for police to arrive and was taken into custody without incident. Yesterday afternoon, he was being interviewed by homicide detectives.

The attacker, whose name has also not been released, was taken to Baylor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:19 p.m.

Witness told the DMN that the shooting was uncalled for, though it's a safe guess the shooter, who has a concealed handgun license, will walk. this seems the prototypical example of the situation covered by Texas' 2007 Stand Your Ground law which "abolishes the duty to retreat if the defendant can show he: (1) had a right to be present at the location where deadly force was used; (2) did not provoke the person against whom deadly force was used; and (3) was not engaged in criminal activity at the time deadly force was used," as summed up by the Baylor Law Review. All of which seems to apply in this case.


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TrappedInBaseball
TrappedInBaseball

You're armed.  You watch as a crazy guy repeatedly hits someone and chases them.  They come back and start hitting you.  You pretty much have to shoot the guy.  If you're armed and getting assaulted but do nothing with your weapon, then weapon could easily end up in the crazy guy's hands.  You don't want that. 

pizzer
pizzer

The protector of good did the right thing

 

not one anti freedom/anti gun person puts a sign up at their place saying they have no guns and leave their doors unlocked

 

go ahead do it

Xenoforia
Xenoforia like.author.displayName 1 Like

Although this story is sad; the real tragedy here is that the reporter filed an incomplete story in order to support the position that the shooter was acting in a manner other than self defense and that gun rights are on trial. This is typical reporting today and is an assault on rights of self defending Americans . Shame on Eric Nicholson for irresponsible reporting.

pizzer
pizzer

 

 

he s just another blogger

 

 

plumbing supplies
plumbing supplies

Ceiling fans are more versatile in the sense that they provide light, can contain a heating element, and are usually larger than stand-up fans.

Bitha
Bitha

I wish it was you  then we'd see what you would say

TrayvonasaurusRexxx
TrayvonasaurusRexxx

Only da Lawd Jeebus can judge! Dis beez sum rayciss boosheeit. Dat wite mang whut shot him beez rayciss n sheeit gnomesane muddafugga? Jubstis fo Trayboon!

TrayvonasaurusRexxx
TrayvonasaurusRexxx

If he is crazy and violent then he is worthless. Good riddance. If he is just an asshole and violent then he is worthless. Good riddance. Some lives really are worthless.

Mrs.Miller
Mrs.Miller

To be labeled as crazy does not give anyone the right to take another person's life. What was the threat of harm that this man caused??? He was harassing a person and the so called defender took it upon himself to shoot to kill. I understand that the so called victim felt a threat but was the threat that great to kill him? He was harassing him and never pulled out a weapon or did anything to threaten the victims life he was invading his personal space but to shoot a person dead and claim self defense is unreal. It is unfortunate and unbelievable. The way the whole investigation and events were handled is questionable. The police were not notified when the incident started if they were called when it started would this situation have escalated and ended in a senseless death? I think there are alot of unanswered questions. I see both sides but at no time do I think the threat of harm was that great that a gun needed to be used. The so called attacker was being harassing but not to the point that the so called victim should have killed him. All in all it is unfortunate.

TrayvonasaurusRexxx
TrayvonasaurusRexxx

No snitchin, my white-guilt libtard homey! In which of Dallas' white hipster yuppie enclaves do you live?

TrayvonasaurusRexxx
TrayvonasaurusRexxx

The witness who said that is also black and probably a crackhead and is standing up for his brutha who was slain by rayciss whitehhh.

Observist
Observist

- Things on the street are not getting worse.  Violet crime in the US has decreased every year since 1991, down 47%.  It's also gone down in other Western countries with tight control the entire time.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States - Homicide in Chicago has decreased by more then 50% since 1992 - down every single year.  There has been a recent surge in homicide this year, but there is no long-term correlation between comparative gun laws and crime in Chicago, let alone any causal relationship. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Chicago - There are studies that show concealed carry leads to lower crime, and others that show it doesn't.  There isn't a preponderance of evidence either way.  Look at Lott (Yale) vs. Ayers & Donahue (Stanford).  (As an aside, note there is no anti-gun lobby as large as influential as the NRA to commission studies with predetermined conclusions.) 

Randy
Randy

I forgot to mention that the guy was big, sweating profusely and screaming that I was a "white devil" as he ran at me. He looked homeless and clearly deranged or high on PCP. I think it would have taken multiple cops to wrestle him down when he was raging at me. I didn't know if he had a weapon or whether he might try to strangle me with his bare hands. Everyone in the restaurant watched the whole thing, but no one made a move. I didn't touch him or say anything. Can you imagine what they would do to me if I treated a black man the way he treated me? Of course the cops didn't see a problem with a crazy man who just assualted a law-abiding citizen jumping into a DART bus...

Gat2KeepOnMovin
Gat2KeepOnMovin

Count yourself lucky: All any of those Obama voters had to do was claim you said something waciss and you would have either been in jail or dead.

Russp
Russp

The very reason more and more people are choosing to carry. Things on the street seem to be getting worse, no one wants to get involved and police are last on the scene and often of little value since their hands are tied by department policies. Most reports show that the easier it is for a citizen to be armed, the lower the crime rates in that state as opposed to Illinois which is the only state with absolutely no civilian carryand Chicago is having record high crime rates. Reports from Texas DPS also show CHL holders in Texas are under represented in crime statistics compared to the general population so the "blood in the streets" predictions of those opposed to guns have not come true.    

Observist
Observist

You seem like the type that thinks his racism is witty and cute..

Gat2KeepOnMovin
Gat2KeepOnMovin

Eric just wants to play with his toys rather than learning how to write a better article or spend time doing any research. 

Observist
Observist

Neither wars nor duels are analagous - this was essentially a bar fight with an unarmed drunk asshole.  We don't really know the specifics of the violence other than "began punching", the size of the attacker or defender, level of intoxication, number of witnesses/bystanders, etc.   We know that at least one witness didn't seem to think it was worth killing the attacker.   Maybe the defender really did have reason to fear for his/her life... or maybe he's like some of the posters here who seem to be just itching for a chance to shoot someone, and a thrown punch was just the excuse they were looking for.

Guest
Guest

I didn't say what liberals think.  I said I'm tired of "scared-of-gun liberals" describing all potential self-defense shootings as though they are all the same (a problem conservatives have as well).  Not all liberals are scared of guns, but those that are seem to have the same narrative every time there is a self-defense shooting. But I'm glad to see you decided to elevate the conversation with your insightful post.  You really gave me something to think about.  I'll let you know if it changes my position. 

RC-OC
RC-OC

Which man do you consider the "victim"? The crazy person that was attacking strangers in a public place or the man protecting himself?

just sayin'
just sayin'

I would like to hear if the shooter pulled out his gun, took aim, and gave him a warning before he fired. Anyone with any experience with guns know that you don't pull it unless you plan on using it. In this case, if he pulled it and gave the guy one last chance to stop his assault and the guy STILL came at him, he more than deserved to be dropped where he stood.

Lone Stranger
Lone Stranger

Well I am tired of butt heads like you saying what liberals think. You a clueless MOFO.

gays and nukes are good
gays and nukes are good

your pedestrian needs to have been throwing nails or spikes out into the road for this analogy to work.  the shooter saw the car in front of him blow a tire and hit a pole. he was trying to avoid hitting that pole too.

Ket
Ket

These embedded Google Maps images really screw up how the blog loads for me. Takes longer and jumps to the story with the embedded image instead of staying at the top of the blog. Just wanted to let you know.

Russp
Russp

And how many of these discerning witnesses who felt the shooting was uncalled for stepped in to help either assault victim?

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