Army Vet Takes Down Gunman

As Army vet Patrick Shields tells it, “My brother an I were cleaning up after tailgating at a football game.  We heard a bunch a kids hollering and screaming across the street.”

He looked over and heard the unmistakable sound of gunfire, in addition to seeing the flame erupt from the end of the gun.

Army vet Patrick Shields took down shooter.

He saw the shooter had the gun in his hand and was running away.  Right  into the waiting arms of Mr. Shields.  The military veteran took the shooter down and grabbed the gun.  All the while binding the shooter into a restraining hold from which there is no escape.

The Brownsville TN police arrived soon and took the shooter into custody.  The police chief praised the efforts of Mr. Shields and his brother for saving several lives on that crisp Friday football night.

Patrick Shields said he didn’t do anything that anyone else would have done.  Beg to differ sir.

A BIG cop’s perspective tip O’ the hat to the Shields brothers and keep up the good work.

Carry on!

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Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.

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