Stop or I'll shoot! if you run, I'll kill you.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

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    As customers watched in horror Sunday afternoon, a man stabbed a woman and attempted to set her on fire in the parking lot of a Jackson store, witnesses said.
    The attack was stopped by a passer-by, who held the man at gunpoint until police arrived, witnesses said.
    The suspect, Henry Watson, 42, was arrested and is expected to face aggravated assault charges, Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Lee Vance said. Watson's wife, Gracie Watson, 42, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical center, where she was listed in good condition.
    "It wasn't five minutes from when she had left my line when I heard a scream outside," said Theresa Stuckey, a cashier at the Family Dollar at 516 Nakoma Drive in Jackson. "I looked out, and (the attacker) was on top of her stabbing her, and stabbing her and stabbing her.
    "She was screaming, 'Help, he's trying to kill me!' She was rolling on the ground, trying to get out of the way, but he kept stabbing her. He stabbed her about 20 times in the neck, back and arms."
    As the attack continued, people were yelling at the man to stop and honking their horns, Stuckey said. She said she called 911.
    "He was just standing over her hacking away," said Dolly Baker, who had just left the Save-A-Lot store next door when she saw the attack.
    Baker said she watched the man pour gasoline on the victim then try to strike a match.
    "He was literally trying to kill that lady in broad daylight," she said.
    Baker said a passer-by stopped the attack.
    "He told the man, 'Stop, or I'm going to shoot. And if you run, I'm going to kill you,' " Baker said.
    The man held Watson at bay until police arrived at the scene.
    "Right now, all we know is that (Watson) attacked his wife. For what reason, we don't know," Jackson Police Department Sgt. Eric Smith said.
    Police said they are looking for the passer-by who stopped the attack and would like to talk to him but don't know who he is or where he went.
    The incident occurred about 3:50 p.m.
    Smith said he did not know exactly how many times Gracie Watson was stabbed but said it was more than 10 times.
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  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sounds like it was the Lone Ranger to me. He and Silver rode off into the sunset.
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Good thing all those citizens had their horns and cell phones to make noise and diall 911 with or she might have been killed.

    Oh yeah, then there was that guy with the "evil" gun that actually saved her, but I'm sure that will be ignored. [/sarcasm]

    I just can't understand how the anti gun idiots can't see these things.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good for him. [applaud]To my mind, random acts of helpfulness beat 15 minutes of fame. [gone] (Not to mention, we don't know what the laws of Miss would have to say about him carrying.)[dunno]
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I just happened to be looking at the states the Missouri has riciprocation with for concealed carry and Mississippi is one of the states, so they do at least allow CCW wetheher the good guy had one or not.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Huh Officer? A guy with a gun? Nuh-uh I dind't see nuffin....,
  7. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Don't blame him for not hanging around. I'd have just used the cell phone too. My CCW is for me, family and close friends. Maybe kids, depends on what's going on.

  8. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I would've had to do something.
  9. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Good guy probably would have no problem in Mississippi....but in some northern states, he would likely have been arrested right along with the nut case for assault with a deadly weapon.

    Go figure.......
  10. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    In the urban areas of Texas, you might get arrested. You'd be sued by one side or the other for sure, and maybe both sides. No offense to those who would, but I don't get involved in these things. Any normal person can get a CCW here, and defense is a personal responsibility.

  11. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I figure I would have done pretty much the same thing, draw and see if verbal comands would defuse the situation, if not drop him (since he was already stabbing her), then once the attack broke off have him restrained or hold him there for the cops then if possible leave before the cops get around to screwing with me for saveing someone else.
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