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Armed Passerby Shoots, Kills Suspect Attacking Deputy on Interstate

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:57
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By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -( An armed passerby intervened in an attack on a sheriff’s deputy Monday, demanded the alleged attacker stop, then shot him dead when he refused to comply.

According to WZVN, the suspect accelerated when a Lee County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over shortly after 9:30 a.m. in Estero, Florida. The deputy gave chase, with the suspect “reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.” At an off-ramp near Corkscrew Road, the suspect got out of his car, walked back to the deputy’s car, and began to beat him.

Witness Shanta Holditch said the suspect threw the deputy to the ground and “just kept beating him and beating him.”

An armed passerby intervened and ordered the suspect to stop, but he refused. The deputy was in trouble and could be heard yelling, “Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him.” The passerby fired three shots, and the suspect collapsed on top of the deputy.

A witness, Mr. Smith, said the deputy rolled out from under the suspect. He “got on his mic, then rolled over back on the ground besides the guy.” Smith added, “The guy that protected, shot the bad guy, was a guy that pulled over on the ramp and saw the guy beating the officer. He pulled out his gun.”

Fox News reported that the deputy, Dean Bardes, was treated at a hospital, then released.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at

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Total 4 comments
  • Boo

    So it’s come to this. Why would anyone think it’s a good idea to attack a police officer in the line of duty. Sounds like this citizen just wanted the attacker to get a grip, but he was to far gone to listen. Nothing in life is worth losing it over a ticket.

    • TRUTHY1

      That man was a Sheriff Deputy ! He is the “Law” in that county, the police are code & statute enforcers not “Lawmen” ! ( Highway pirates,admiralty laws ) State law is code ( UCC ), The Constitution is the supreme Law of the land enforced by Sheriffs only !

  • Rockledge

    One more wart scrapped off of societies ass.


    Good for the citizen.
    I do question how a Deputy allowed himself to be put in that situation. I wish there was more information.
    I do love a happy ending though.

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