Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wow, talk about self-control...

...or, I hope this guy had more than 2 rounds in his gun:

A man accused of kicking in the door of his ex-girlfriend's Spring home was recovering from a gunshot wound on Saturday.
Johnnie W. Cunningham III, 31, faces a burglary charge after police say he forced his way into a home in the 7000 block of Treaschwig late Friday night.
When Cunningham began struggling with the woman, the other man came out of a bedroom with a handgun. He ordered Cunningham to leave several times, but Cunningham continued to shove his former girlfriend, police say.
“At this time, the male occupant fired a warning shot into the ceiling,” Gilliland said. “The suspect again was belligerent and started towards the male complainant. The male complainant fired one time, striking the suspect in the upper chest.”

Fired one time? Damn, he has better self-control that I probably would in a situation like that. For all I know, once I pulled that trigger the first time, I wouldn't stop pulling it till the gun was empty or the threat was bleeding on the floor -- i.e., off his feet with his hands showing. At any rate, I am glad to see this one was stopped. Another bad guy down -- that's definitely a win.