A wheelchair-bound veteran shot a man attempting to rob him, taking him for a helpless and stationary victim at a bus stop. The would-be robber, though he collapsed after taking multiple slugs at the scene of the avoided crime, was taken to an area hospital and expected to survive.
“The victim was in a wheelchair when a man approached him and tried to steal a bag. He pulled out a gun and shot the robber several times, according to police,” reported KHOU 11 on Twitter.
An attached article to the tweet said that the suspect “was hit but managed to run ‘several hundred yards’ away from the bus stop before ultimately collapsing due to his injuries. First responders eventually took the man to a hospital, “where he was treated for the gunshot wounds,” the article continued.
The veteran in the wheelchair said he was simply waiting for a ride to go home when he was ambushed by the suspect.
Unfortunately, the attack on the veteran is not an isolated incident for the city of Houston. Run by mostly Democrats, the metropolis features common traits of other urban, Democrat-managed cities such as violent crime and murder.
Writing in Houston Public Media, an affiliate of NPR, one journalist noted the shocking number of murders, saying:
According to HPD, the latest crime analysis for last year shows overall violent crime was down 8% and the murder rate was down 9% compared to 2021. There were 435 murders last year, compared to 477 the year before. The report also showed a decrease in other violent crime categories with robberies down by 9%, aggravated assaults down by 8%, and sexual assaults down by 18%.
Of course, the slant in the piece is that many of the figures are down. What they choose to omit is that the raw numbers are still astronomically high. Going to 435 murders from 477 might be lower statistically, but it’s not an accomplishment.
Houston Public Media continued, likewise celebrating an astounding number of arrests, continuing:
The report also stated in 2022, for the fifth consecutive year, HPD officers and investigators arrested more than 21,000 individuals charged with felony offenses, totaling more than 105,000 arrests.
That’s all well and fine, and The American Tribune supports a healthy engagement of police officers in order to combat lawlessness and crime, but what does it say about your city if you arrest 21,000 perps annually – or more than 50 per day? That’s like putting a bandaid on a leak at Hoover Dam. No actual, underlying problems are being resolved.
Luckily for the man in the wheelchair, he lives in the free state of Texas, where he can carry self-defense tools and protect himself from criminals and thugs with nothing better to do than torture and harrass their fellow citizens.
Hopefully, the suspect will think twice about trying to rip off a cripled man. If not, then he’d better hope he remains lucky to survive another few rounds being used to keep him at bay.
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