An armed citizen intervened in a dangerous situation at a shopping center on the Las Vegas Strip involving a suspect with a knife.
According to police documents, Letrelle Calhoun, 22, threatened employees of a store in the Fashion Show Mall with a large butcher knife. The police were notified of the incident. While officers were en route, three mall security officers found the man “flashing a knife” in another area of the mall and attempted to detain the suspect.
The suspect threatened to kill the security officers and lunged at them. An armed bystander saw this, drew his gun, and held the suspect at gunpoint, allowing the security officers to disarm and handcuff him. The suspect faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
Fortunately, a responsible citizen with a concealed carry permit was able to provide crucial assistance to the security officers in this situation, ultimately preventing any injuries. Without this intervention, the situation could have escalated, putting the lives of the security officers and others in danger. Based on the suspect’s actions, it is clear that he posed a significant threat to those around him, and the fact that he was disarmed without incident is a testament to the effectiveness of responsible gun ownership.
This incident also serves as a reminder of the importance of knowing your mission when it comes to carrying a concealed weapon. It is important to consider who you are willing to defend with your firearm, whether it be yourself, loved ones, or even strangers in need. We go into this in more detail in the article below, but you should know this before stepping out into the world.