THIS is why you should be carrying your gun with you. You just never know when you’ll need it.
A police officer was being attacked after chasing and pulling over a man on I-75 in Estero, Florida.
While on the ground being beaten by the man, the officer was assisted by a Good Samaritan that shot the suspect at the cop’s insistence.
Ashad Russell has been called a hero after he gunned down armed suspect Edward Strother while he was beating Deputy Dean Barde on the ground in Estero, Florida.
The newly-released video of the November shooting shows Strother pinning Deputy Bardes to the road after the cop chased him several miles on I-75 before finally pulling him over.
Motorists stopped to watch the incident unfold, and some took their phones out and started filming.
But Russell decided to take the matter into his own hands, and took out his gun instead.
Officer Barde can be heard pleading: ‘Shoot him! Shoot him!’ as he struggles with Strother on the floor.
Russell, who has a concealed weapons permit, steps out of his car raises his gun, and fires three shots, all of which hit Strother.
Seconds later, Russell dropped his weapon and slowly walked away to wait for first responders to arrive.
On the film three shots clearly ring out as the witnesses describe seeing Strother on top of the cop.
Medics rushed Strother to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A total of around a dozen photos and videos were handed over to the state attorney’s office.
They determined the shooting was justified with the life of the deputy in danger.
Read more: Daily Mail
Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
And that, my friends, is how it’s done.
Lee County Sheriff, Mike Scott, praised both men in an emotional Facebook post after the incident:
‘Earlier this week, two heroes met on I-75 and while they had never met before, one would save the others life.
‘Ironically, this was the first day in a while that Deputy Bardes was alone on patrol because as a Field Training Officer, he typically has a recruit riding with him to learn the business,’ he said.
Thanking the man who saved his colleague’s life, Sheriff Scott said: ‘I thank the hero that recognized the imminent threat, rushed to Deputy Bardes’ aid, and ultimately stopped that threat.
‘In a day and age where race is a near instant focus for media and other pundits in police incidents, the fact is that this hero happens to be a man of color who stopped another man of color from further harming or killing a white cop; thereby reminding us that black lives matter, blue lives matter, and indeed all life matters.’
Isn’t that great?
A man of color coming to the aid of a cop?
Yet one more thing you won’t see on CNN.