People legally carrying guns stopped 22 attacks last November, including capturing an MS-13 member who was fleeing police
These cases only involve instances where a civilian who is legally carrying a concealed handgun in public stops a criminal.
Beaumont, Texas, November 26, 2017
. . . On Sunday around 9:15 a.m., Vidor Police were notified that the Louisiana State Patrol was chasing a Black Acura at speeds over 100 miles per hour.
The Vidor Police Department says 22-year-old Diego Gomez tried stealing a second vehicle after stop sticks took out his car near the 855B off ramp.
Jami Alford was in the passenger seat when the suspect tried to steal their truck.
“We started seeing this black Acura coming towards us and it was smoking really bad,” Alford said.
“We were pulling over to get out of the way and he pulled in behind us, he jumped out of the car and jumped in the bed of the truck. And then my husband jumped out of the truck and held him at gunpoint until police officers pulled up,” Alford said.
Alford says she was frightened during the incident.
“I thought I was fixing to die, I thought he was fixing to take off in the truck before I could get the keys and get out,” Alford said.
Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll says Gomez is a member of the MS-13 gang. . . . .