A former marine in Washington state was walking his dog when he noticed someone attempting to steal his truck. The car thief had a .45 caliber handgun, and if this marine were not armed this entire story would have ended very differently. (Watch VIDEO at end of post)
It was just after midnight when the 27-year-old car theif, Blake Moore and his girlfriend were already driving around in a stolen car. They came upon the former marine’s truck and were in the process of stealing it when the truck’s owner came out of the house with his dog.
When the car thief was confronted he drew a .45 caliber handgun and the marine (who was was licensed to carry a concealed weapon) drew his 9mm as a gunfight ensued. Police are saying that several shots were fired as the car thief tried to hide behind one of the vehicles.
The car thief was struck several times and died on the scene. The engine block of the stolen car was also hit several times. (hmm I wonder if the former marine wished he had fewer rounds in his magazine)
The truck owner’s aunt who was also on the scene hailed her nephew, who is a former Marine, as a hero for saving her life as the bullets began flying. According to komonews.com,
“He shoved me out of the way when the guy was going to shoot at us,” said Kristen Hague. “Looked like (the thief) had a gun and pushed me out of the way and yelled ‘gun!’ and I don’t think if he would have done that, I would be alive… I think he was defending me — I totally see it.”
The aunt defended her nephew’s actions that saved her life, and even though the police are still investigating what happened it looks very much like this was a justified shooting.
“My life was in danger; my nephew’s life was in danger, and he did the right thing even though it ended really bad and really sad,” Hague said.
In spite of almost losing her life to the car thief and his .45, Kristen Hague then proceeded to do CPR on him until the police arrived. She started doing compressions on his chest and said it was all she could do.
The car thief’s accomplice was arrested and the police said she already had a felony warrant for burglary. So in another case where the bad guys aren’t supposed to have guns it’s good that the good guy had a gun to protect himself and his family member.
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