The Armed Citizen® June 3, 2024

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posted on June 3, 2024
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An armed citizen fended off a charge from a disturbed individual in Portland, Ore., on May 9, 2024, following multiple calls to authorities regarding the man's behavior.

The suspect had been banging on the windows of local apartments, prompting calls to local police. Two security officers had attempted to get the man to leave the area, when a lone man passing by attracted the attention of the suspect. The security officers witnessed the disturbed individual charging at the man, who tried getting away. Despite his efforts, he could not escape the individual, who kept charging at him. Finally, the man drew a concealed firearm and fired, hitting the assailant once.

Police arrived and took the wounded individual to a local hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. The man who defended himself was not charged. (KOIN 6 News; Portland, Ore.; 5/10/24)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – August 1967

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Millican were alone in their Fort Worth, Texas, grocery when a man walked in, bought a pack of cigarettes, then threatened them with a length of pipe and demanded their money. Millican, 67, fired one shot from a .22-cal. pistol kept under the counter. The holdup man fell, mortally wounded. (The Dallas Morning News)

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