A slew of 911 callers phoned into the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, reporting a man walking down the middle of West Saginaw Highway in Delta Township, Mich., firing a handgun and pointing it at cars driving by.
The incident came to a head when the 26-year-old suspect stepped in front of a 22-year-old man's car as he drove east on the highway. The gunman pointed his handgun at the driver, causing the 22-year-old licensed concealed-carry holder to step out of the vehicle, draw his own gun and shoot the gunman.
The 26-year-old gunman died at the scene, and police say that the 22-year-old concealed-carry holder is cooperating with investigators. (WLNS6, Delta Township, Mich.) From the Armed Citizen® Archives August 1973
A man entered Vincent Hicks' Phoenix, Ariz., market, aimed a revolver at a clerk and demanded money and cigarettes. Hicks, armed with a .22-cal. revolver, ran from the rear of the store and so startled the thief that he dropped his gun and ran.
Police pursued the suspect, who jumped a fence, landing in a yard that contained a very large dog. Police found the man cowering on his hands and knees. (Phoenix Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz.)