This incident illustrates why police tend not to object to law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights:
A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County [Florida] Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning.
Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, a 12-year-veteran, was working a crash at mile marker 126 when the suspect came upon him, causing Bardes to pursue him at high speeds, according to multiple sources.
Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started, sources said. The suspect was armed, Bardes told his supervisors, according to sources.
The passerby, who had a Concealed Weapons License, exited his vehicle and told the suspect he’d shoot him if he didn’t stop beating the deputy, sources said.
After noncompliance from the suspect, the passerby shot the suspect three times, sources said. The suspect later died.
According to a witness, the deputy yelled “Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him” to the concealed-carrying good Samaritan. Hopefully no charges will be filed.
On tips from seaoh, Rob E, Mr. Freemarket, Torcer, and lat.