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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Passerby shoots, kills motorist assaulting deputy after traffic stop

A driver who attacked a Florida sheriff's deputy Monday morning was shot and killed by a bystander who warned him to stop beating the officer, according to a report.

The incident began at around 9:30 a.m. when the Lee County deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Estero. Instead of complying, witnesses said the driver took off, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

The deputy chased the suspect onto an exit ramp, where a witness said the suspect got out of his car and assaulted his pursuer.

Shanta Holditch told WZVN that the suspect pulled the deputy out of his car and "just kept beating him and beating him ... throwing him to the ground and punching him in all different directions."

At that point, WINK reported, another driver got out of his car and ran to the scene. He told the suspect that he'd shoot him if he didn't stop beating the deputy.

"[He] refused to get off the officer and the officer kept yelling, 'shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,' Holditch said.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank god they live in a state that allows you to protect yourself and others. The outcome could of been a lot worse.

Anonymous said...

good

Anonymous said...

Pray for a Conceled Carry Law in Md.

Anonymous said...

If that happened in Md the shooter would be going to jail.Md is run by ultra liberal idiots despite the fact we have a republican govenor.

Anonymous said...

Murder. Cops were there at that point. If that cop can't fight it's their fault. What if the gun toting citizen killed the deputy by accident? Once police are there it shouldn't be allowed for citizens to interfere.

Anonymous said...

7:31 You sound awfully angry. MD has been that way for decades. If you don't like it, move.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what President Donald J. Trump will develop when he implements "National Conceal Carry Laws" people backing up our Law Enforcement Officers!!!! THUGS RULE DAYS ARE OVER!!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:31, you are beyond ignorant.

Anonymous said...

8:31 hope you never need help

Anonymous said...

9:19am If I don't like what? My rights being ignored? My God given right to self defense to be taken away? My right to not be imprisoned for defending my life and property? Yeah, it has been that way for a long time. Not much longer though. Go hide under your bed. Most people give a damn about this country and the constitution. One day you might run your mouth to the wrong person thinking you are preaching to a fellow liberal d-bag. You will be surprised when you catch a beating. This state and most other states are overwhelmingly conservative and they value their rights. Don't assume you are in the majority because this state went to a criminal. Unless you are living in one of the five counties surrounding B-more YOU are the minority. And from what I see happening around the country the majority are feed up with your garbage.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't have to leave your home state to be safe. Maryland is going to the dogs..feel bad to have to leave my extended family just because my liberty is in jeopardy here...

Anonymous said...

8:31AM
Ignorant comment

Anonymous said...

Good thing the citizen was armed.
I suppose guns are bad after all?

Anonymous said...

919
Who are you to tell someone to move?
Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Screw you 10:28 I have CCW and am a republican. You need to watch who you call a democrat. It is not a god given right. If you were smart and didn't have a record, you might have made something of yourself to be in a position to get a CCW. Guessing you are an employee not an employer. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Hey know nothing....I live here right in the area....this is how you take out the scumbag bad guys...no charges will be filed...case closed....I left Maryland because of losers like you...

Anonymous said...

I did move right to were this happened....left the shore almost 4 years ago...never looked back....no cupcakes here...

Unknown said...

damn, can't anyone have a discussion without being mean and insulting? you don't win arguments that way and it only makes you look like a fool.

Anonymous said...

The citizen who intervened deserves a medal! We are doomed if good men watch and do nothing - takes a lot of courage to do what he did - bravo!

Anonymous said...

Hey moron you don't need to make something of yourself to obtain a ccw...you take a class pass it and get your permit...

Anonymous said...

You must have a valid reason (usually business owner/cash deposits) and endure a couple hour interview with MSP.

Anonymous said...

A hero is born. Good deal