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Deberg_1990
12-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Off Duty cop put an end to it quick....





Two people were wounded late Sunday when gunfire erupted at a local movie theater, sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover, police and witnesses said.

A lone suspect was in custody after being wounded by an unidentified law enforcement officer, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Conditions of the two people wounded were not immediately released, nor was it disclosed where they were when they were wounded, or the type of gun that was used.

Witnesses said numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater complex on Southwest Military Drive around 9:25 p.m., setting off the scramble to safety before police and EMS arrived. The complex was evacuated and sealed off for several hours.

Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sherriff's Office, said the shooting began at a nearby China Garden and “carried on into the theater.”

At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police Department patrol car, Antu said.

“He was shooting at a marked unit,” Antu said. “He knows he was shooting at an officer so that's (an) automatic (charge of) attempted capital murder.”

After the suspect reached the theater, an off duty Bexar County Sherriff officer who was working at the theater shot at him and possibly struck him, Antu said.

“She took all appropriate action to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Antu said.

Tara Grace, who was getting a drink from the concession stand when the shooting began, ran into the bathroom and locked herself in a stall with five other patrons to avoid the mayhem.

“We thought we were going to die,” she said.

A person at the scene, an employee from a different location of the restaurant, said the gunman initially may have targeted a coworker before making his way to the theater, though Antu could not confirm a motive immediately.

The shooting immediately sparked fears of a mass slaying like the one in July that killed 12 people and injured 58 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

Cassandra Castillo, waited anxiously outside the theater for her son, a projectionist at the theater.

“It brings back memories of the other theater shooting, and the elementary school shooting,” she said. “You only think the worst.”



Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php#ixzz2FJf2MhMH

Rausch
12-17-2012, 07:40 AM
“He was shooting at a marked unit,” Antu said. “He knows he was shooting at an officer so that's (an) automatic (charge of) attempted capital murder.”

Or in other words "Thanks you douchebag now I have no hesitation in doing my job..."

Mr. Flopnuts
12-17-2012, 07:41 AM
I am seriously for the first time in my life considering purchasing a firearm, and obtaining a concealed carry permit. I have always found these incidents to be isolated, and a nonthreat in the grand scheme of things. I find myself changing my mind about that last statement. What is this? Half a dozen incidents this weekend alone? People are losing their fucking minds!

hometeam
12-17-2012, 07:48 AM
When I lived in Houston I ALWAYS concealed. When I would get up in the morning you would see the news, 10 murders, 10 home invasions, and 10 dipshits who got shot by an armed citizen who they where trying to rob/kidnap etc.


My point is, this asshole was stopped by a good person with a gun. Just like 99% of gun owners out there.

Cave Johnson
12-17-2012, 09:02 AM
When I lived in Houston I ALWAYS concealed. When I would get up in the morning you would see the news, 10 murders, 10 home invasions, and 10 dipshits who got shot by an armed citizen who they where trying to rob/kidnap etc.


My point is, this asshole was stopped by a good person with a gun. Just like 99% of gun owners out there.

Also known as a trained officer.

BigMeatballDave
12-17-2012, 09:05 AM
Also known as a trained officer.

So, the usual, law-abiding citizen cannot get training like this?

hometeam
12-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Also known as a trained officer.

But they where there, and armed? Right?

tooge
12-17-2012, 09:10 AM
Santikos Mayan Palace? Really? Dude was like 5 days early.

patteeu
12-17-2012, 09:17 AM
Also known as a trained officer.

Unarmed women and children huddle helplessly as gunman kills dozens in elementary school.

Armed bystander thwarts potential mass murder at movie theater.

Hmmm.

lawrenceRaider
12-17-2012, 09:20 AM
When I lived in Houston I ALWAYS concealed. When I would get up in the morning you would see the news, 10 murders, 10 home invasions, and 10 dipshits who got shot by an armed citizen who they where trying to rob/kidnap etc.


My point is, this asshole was stopped by a good person with a gun. Just like 99% of gun owners out there.

Actually closer to 99.999% of gun owners.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Santikos Mayan Palace? Really? Piece of trash was like 5 days early.

FYP and I know right?

Chief Faithful
12-17-2012, 09:46 AM
Also known as a trained officer.

Here is a case where the gun in the hand of a vice principal saved lives. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_High_School_shooting

thebrad84
12-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Here is a case where the gun in the hand of a vice principal saved lives. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_High_School_shooting

You know what's really messed up with that? He has the possibility of parole in 2046, at age 65. How is it possible that someone who was found guilty (in two separate trials, mind you) of killing three people and then sentenced to three life term, plus 140 years for his other attempted murder conviction, even have the possibility of parole? There is something seriously flawed about our criminal justice system in place across the nation.

Saul Good
12-17-2012, 11:31 AM
You know what's really messed up with that? He has the possibility of parole in 2046, at age 65. How is it possible that someone who was found guilty (in two separate trials, mind you) of killing three people and then sentenced to three life term, plus 140 years for his other attempted murder conviction, even have the possibility of parole? There is something seriously flawed about our criminal justice system in place across the nation.

The kid was 16 at the time.

ndws
12-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Unarmed women and children huddle helplessly as gunman kills dozens in elementary school.

Armed bystander thwarts potential mass murder at movie theater.

Hmmm.

It was a fluke. Had the proper authorities been able to put the bad guy in time out, it would have ended better and a lesson would have been learned.

patteeu
12-17-2012, 12:06 PM
It was a fluke. Had the proper authorities been able to put the bad guy in time out, it would have ended better and a lesson would have been learned.

LMAO

The_Doctor10
12-17-2012, 12:22 PM
I guess there really is a war on Christmas.

O.city
12-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Seems some here want to go back to the Wild wild west where we just arm everyone and the best shot will survive.

Chief Faithful
12-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Seems some here want to go back to the Wild wild west where we just arm everyone and the best shot will survive.

If you are real stupid I can see how it would seem that way. Nothing we can do to help the stupid think.

MagicHef
12-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Seems some here want to go back to the Wild wild west where we just arm everyone and the best shot will survive.

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1102438/posts

O.city
12-17-2012, 12:57 PM
Not sure where in my post I said it was a bad thing?