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The Second Amendment Saves Lives – Guy Tries To Rob Vet In Wheelchair … It Does Not Go Well

A veteran in a wheelchair shot a man who attempted to rob him at a downtown METRO station, according to Houston Police Department (HPD).

The incident occurred on Monday evening at the METRO station at Pierce and Main streets, where the victim, a disabled veteran, was waiting for his ride home. The suspect approached the veteran, demanding his wallet and threatening him with a knife.

The victim pulled out a gun and fired several shots.

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The suspect was hit but managed to run “several hundred yards,” according to police. Then, he collapsed. First responders took the man to an area hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds and was stable, according to police.

Houston police officials said it happened just before 9 p.m. at the METRO station at Pierce and Main streets.

Authorities said the victim was in a wheelchair when a man approached him and tried to steal a bag. The victim pulled out a gun and fired several shots.

The suspect was hit but managed to run “several hundred yards,” according to police. Then, he collapsed. First responders took the man to an area hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds and was stable, according to police.

Here’s the update that the police provided at the scene:

HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva praised the veteran’s actions, stating that “he’s a hero” and “he did something that probably saved his life.” Silva added that the veteran had a valid license to carry a concealed weapon and that the incident would likely be considered a case of self-defense.

The incident has drawn attention to the issue of personal safety for public transit users, particularly those with disabilities. While METRO officials declined to comment on the specifics of the case, they emphasized that the agency takes the safety of its riders seriously and has implemented a number of measures to address security concerns.

The incident serves as a reminder that individuals with disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to self-defense. People with disabilities may have limited mobility, making it more difficult for them to flee from danger. Additionally, some may face discrimination or be seen as easy targets by would-be attackers.

The Second Amendment saves lives!