As the old saying goes, don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. I guess the man shot in this incident didn’t get the memo.
A man, who had been estranged from his children’s mother, attempted to meet up with her. The woman refused. As she drove with an acquaintance, the two realized the man was following them. They attempted to get away from him, but when they stopped for traffic, he exited his vehicle with a large knife and approached the two.
The acquaintance, who was legally armed, instructed the man to retreat. Instead of retreating, he swung the knife at them. The armed acquaintance then fired at the man striking him in the face.
The wounded man was able to get back into his truck and drive to a nearby business to obtain help. The woman and her acquaintance drove to a separate business to report the incident to the police.
The wounded man was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. The woman and her acquaintance were unharmed.
It sounds like the woman and her acquaintance did everything correctly in this incident. She did not meet up with the man. She attempted to get away from him after seeing him follow her. The acquaintance warned the man to stop, and when he didn’t, they shot him in self-defense.
I wish there was footage of the incident, as I’d like to know how close the man got to them which holding the knife. I’m sure you’ve heard about the 21-foot rule, where an average person can cover 21 feet in 1.5 seconds. That is not a lot of time to respond and neutralize the threat. Thankfully, in this case, the armed acquaintance was able to stop the threat. Who knows how this would have turned out had the woman not had someone with a firearm to stop the threat?