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Good Samaritan Kills Man Shooting Mother With AK-47

Harris County, TX – A good Samaritan saved the life of a mother who was being shot by her son early on Tuesday morning by pulling out his own gun and shooting the gunman.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on July 5 in the 300-block of Highland Cross in northern Harris County, KHOU reported.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was outside her apartment building celebrating the 4th of July with neighbors when her adult son showed up and acted strangely.

The mother and her 22-year-old son went into her apartment and shortly thereafter, he began shooting what deputies believe was an AK-47 rifle out the windows of the residence, KHOU reported.

Bullets sprayed into an apartment next door where a 16-year-old girl was sitting at a dining room table, but she was not wounded, according to police.

When police arrived on the scene, the gunman was already dead.

Police said a neighbor told officers that he had shot the gunman to save the gunman’s 58-year-old mother, KHOU reported.

“The son stood over mom, shot her like three or four times, and that’s when the good Samaritan took his shot and was able to strike the suspect,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters at a press conference after the incident.

The wounded mother was transported to the hospital for treatment and was expected to survive her wounds, KHOU reported.

Sheriff Gonzalez said the woman would not have survived the incident if not for the intervention of the good Samaritan.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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