Would-Be Killer’s Death by Concealed Carry
Russ Chastain 07.18.14
San Antonio, Texas
On Saturday, July 12, a 34-year-old man named Moises Torres raised a ruckus at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio. It was to be his last ruckus.
Torres was reportedly banging on sixth-floor hotel room doors and breaking hallway lights as he went. When one woman opened her room door, he announced that he was “looking for someone to kill.” Thankfully, she was able to close the door before he could get inside her room.
In the next room was 43-year-old John Neal and a woman. When Torres began beating on Neal’s door, he called security. When things got quiet, Neal thought the disturbance was over, but when he opened the door, Torres charged at the pair. That’s when John Neal drew his legally-carried concealed handgun and fired one shot.
The bullet hit Torres in the chest, stopping him in the room’s doorway. Paramedics were unable to revive Torres, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Early reports said that Torres had been “suffering from some undiagnosed mental issues recently.” John Neal was not charged with any crime.
And this, my friends, is why people carry guns.