“Active Shooter” in Texas Sports Bar Meets Good Guy With Gun
Russ Chastain 05.08.17
A 48-year-old man named James Jones reportedly walked into Zona Caliente Sports Bar in Arlington, Texas, and began yelling. When restaurant manager Cesar Perez attempted to calm him down, he was murdered for his trouble.
Fortunately, there was another armed man in the restaurant at the time. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, was eating at a table with his wife when he saw the above crime occur. Instructing his wife to get down, he stood and shot the killer in the back.
The bad guy then began to fire, but not at anyone in particular.
“I don’t think the [bad guy] even knew where the rounds were coming from because he started shooting at the front door.” — Arlington Police Lieutenant Chris Cook
The murderer was equipped to wreak a lot of havoc, which may have been what he had in mind. Aside from the gun he used to kill Perez, he had a second handgun and “two knives.”
Police were supportive of the good Samaritan’s actions:
“We’re thankful that the good ‘Samaritan’ acted quickly and decisively to end the threat,” Cook said. “We never recommend people get involved. That’s a personal decision that a citizen has to make.”
The man who defended the innocent did not want his identity to become public:
The man who took down Jones wished to maintain his anonymity, police said, noting that he felt overwhelmed but relieved that he prevented further violence.
Please join me in applauding this gun-toting man’s fast, decisive action, which very likely prevented the death or injury of numerous others in that restaurant.