Saturday morning, Josh Dobbs was in his apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, when he heard a woman screaming for help outside. When he went out, he saw a man violently attacking three women with a knife.
Dobbs told FOX 5, “I just couldn’t sit there and watch and hear what was going on.”
The man had already stabbed two women in the complex, according to Union City police. As the man started stabbing a third woman, Dobbs intervened. Dobbs shot the assailant, perhaps saving the lives of two women in the process. The cops in his area commended him for intervening.
Union City police Cpt. Prentice Brooks said, “We actually commend him for what he did and stepping up.”
Although the assailant killed one of the three women he stabbed, they expect the other two victims to make full recoveries. Police say things could have been far worse if Dobbs hadn’t stepped in when he did.
The local police said, “Officers responded to that location where they observed a female lying outside in between cars who had also been stabbed, as well as two subjects behind the apartment–the incident location. One had been stabbed, and it appeared the other one had been shot,”
I always teach my students they are not shooting to kill. They are shooting to stop the threat. In this case, that’s exactly what the police captain told Fox News.
The attacker later died at the hospital and Capt. Brooks said, “He stepped up and stopped the threat.”
Another example of a good guy with a gun who not only stops the bad guy but also likely saves the lives of two women.