A military veteran in a wheelchair was involved in a shooting on Monday night in downtown Houston. The incident took place in the 1900 block of Main St. across the street from METRO headquarters, where the veteran was waiting for a ride home.
The suspect attempted to rob the man in the wheelchair, prompting the veteran to pull out a gun and fire multiple shots. The suspect then attempted to run away but collapsed several hundred yards away from the scene. First responders were able to take the suspect to the hospital, where it is expected that he will survive.
Police were dispatched for a shooting in progress, and when they arrived, they found the man in the wheelchair and the suspect collapsed with multiple gunshot wounds. The man in the wheelchair told police that the suspect attempted to take his bag, which led him to pull out his gun and fire.
It is unknown if the man in the wheelchair suffered any injuries during the incident. LT J.P. Horelica of the Houston Police Department is leading the investigation into the shooting.
It’s important to note that being wheelchair bound or having other disabilities can make it more challenging to carry a concealed weapon. However, this incident shows that it is still possible to do so and effectively defend oneself against a criminal. The military veteran in this case was able to use his firearm to prevent harm and protect himself. It’s a testament to the importance of responsible gun ownership and use, as well as the need for individuals to be prepared to act in dangerous situations, regardless of physical limitations. By promoting responsible gun ownership and use, we can help to prevent harm and protect those in need.