Good Samaritan fatally shoots man attacking wife
A 44-year-old man was fatally shot as he was fighting with his wife and then attacked a neighbor when the Good Samaritan stepped in to help the woman Tuesday night in north Harris County.
Victor Daniel died at the scene about 8:50 p.m. in the 23200 block of Berry Pine near Woodiver, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
This is a nightmare scenario all around. Our Hero™ sees a man and a woman arguing. The man starts beating on the woman, so Our Hero™ steps in to do something and the dude turns on him. He's damn lucky the woman didn't start attacking him as well - or testify against him that *he* was the aggressor.
This is one of those scenarios - like the "bump" in the night - that I know the "right" way to handle it and the way I'd end up handling it. The "right" way to handle a domestic call is to dial 911 and be a good witness - let the professionals handle it. There are so many ways it can go wrong and so few it can go right, you're much better off calling it in, giving a running commentary to the 911 operator as to what you're observing, and staying out of it.
That said, I can't believe I'd stand by while sumdood uses his wife for his own version of Mike Tyson's Knock-Out.
This being Texas, I'm guessing Our Hero™ will come out all right. In another location, though, an overzealous prosecutor might try to sink him for going over to the confrontation while armed. He might beat the charge, but not after spending tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. As it stands, Texas having pretty strong "Stand Your Ground" laws, the fact that the scumbag was beating him with a deadly weapon will most likely cover him.
Like the comments to the story said: Don't bring a brick to a gunfight.
Dead Goblin Count: 366
That is all.