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  posted on 1/12/2017 at 08:29 PM

Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road
by PAUL DAVENPORT, The Associated Press
14 minutes ago
PHOENIX --
A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by passing driver, authorities said.
Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital.
"My trooper would not be alive without his assistance," DPS Director Frank Milstead said of the driver who stopped.
Arizona has a "defense of third person" law that allows someone to use deadly force against another who is threatening or injuring a third person. It was not unusual that the passing driver was armed in this gun-friendly state with loose regulations.
"Arizona was open-carry before it was a state," Charles Heller, co-founder of guns-rights group the Arizona Citizens Defense League, said of laws allowing people to carry firearms in public. "If you see a guy walking down the street in Tucson, Arizona, with a gun on, you don't think much of it. It's natural."
The drama unfolded at an early-morning rollover wreck on Interstate 10 in the desert west of Phoenix that ejected and killed a woman. Authorities believe the man who shot Andersson was driving the car that crashed.
Officials said they were trying to determine exactly what happened and that the investigation faced major hurdles with Andersson seriously injured and two others dead. Their identities were not immediately released.
A separate driver reported gunfire and Andersson was responding to that call when he spotted the wreck and stopped, Milstead and DPS Capt. Damon Cecil said.
Andersson was putting out flares when the suspect opened fire and then physically attacked the wounded trooper, Milstead said. Both Milstead and Cecil said was ambushed.
The man was on top of the officer and "getting the better of him," slamming Andersson's head against the pavement, Milstead said. That's when the passing driver showed up and asked if the trooper needed help.
Andersson said yes, and the passer-by went back to his vehicle, got his gun and told the suspect to stop the attack, Milstead said. When he didn't, the driver shot him.
Prosecutors said they were not commenting yet on whether they will review the shooting by the driver because it is an ongoing investigation.
Investigators were trying to determine how the rollover happened and whether the suspect was involved with the initial report of gunshots, officials said. Investigators plan to speak with the person who made that call.
Milstead said he feared the worst when he headed to the hospital to check on Andersson.
"He's incredibly fortunate to be here with us today," the director said.
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AP reporters Astrid Galvan and Walter Berry contributed to this report.
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This story has been corrected to show that the Arizona state trooper's last name is Andersson, not Anderson.
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This story has been corrected to show Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead's first name was wrongly written as Ralph.

 
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  posted on 1/13/2017 at 11:19 AM
Wow!

This story sounds like a text book example of how to intervene and lawfully save and protect an individual while neutralizing an attacker and not putting yourself at risk in the process.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2017 at 01:29 PM
Everybody carries in AZ. but many don't bother to learn the gun laws in this state. the good sameritan citizen may find himself being sued in civil court by the dirt-bags family.
 

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  posted on 1/13/2017 at 01:33 PM
Almost the same exact thing happened here in Florida a few months back, to date the good samaritan has not been charged.

Edit: matter of fact a local gun shop has given the good samaritan a new gun as the one he used was confiscated as evidence and Sheriff's deputies accompanied him to the store to pick it up !

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Local-residents-react-to-man-who-shot-Lee-C o-deputys-attacker-401366615.html

[Edited on 1/13/2017 by heineken515]

 

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  posted on 1/13/2017 at 03:34 PM
I'm actually glad seeing someone carrying a gun making a difference in a good way. I get tired of seeing report after report of children getting shot because their idiot parents didn't lock up their guns.
 

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Almost the same exact thing happened here in Florida a few months back, to date the good samaritan has not been charged.

Edit: matter of fact a local gun shop has given the good samaritan a new gun as the one he used was confiscated as evidence and Sheriff's deputies accompanied him to the store to pick it up !

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Local-residents-react-to-man-who-shot-Lee-C o-deputys-attacker-401366615.html

[Edited on 1/13/2017 by heineken515]



**Update on the Florida good samaritan shooting, no charges filed, cleared of any wrongdoing:

http://www.fox4now.com/news/good-samaritan-cleared-of-charges-in-estero-sho oting

 

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  posted on 2/16/2017 at 09:28 AM
That is good news.

You really have to be careful and mindful of the law and your actions in the heat of the moment to not get yourself into trouble while helping someone else out of trouble.

 
 


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