Saturday, May 31, 2008

Concealed Carry Stops Shooting Spree

Please check out this story from the Reno Gazette-Journal
Winnemucca, NV

On Sunday May 25, 2008 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Winnemucca Police Department was dispatched to the Players Bar and Grill located at 1062 South Grass Valley Road on the report of numerous shots fired and multiple gunshot victims.
The officers on scene discovered three adult males who had died from obvious gunshot wounds. Two additional gunshot victims were also located.
Those two gunshot victims had non-life threatening injuries and were later release from the hospital.
The initial investigation indicated that there had been two separate shooters during the incident. One of the alleged shooters, Ernesto Fuentes Villagomez, age 30 of Winnemucca, was among the three men who were dead on arrival. The other was a 48 year old Reno man who was initially taken into custody at the scene as a person of interest.

The subsequent investigation lead detectives to believe that Villagomez entered the bar and at some point began firing multiple rounds. At least two of these rounds struck and killed the other two decedents, Jose Torres age, 20 and his brother Margarito Torres, age 19 both of Winnemucca. At some point during this shooting spree Villagomez allegedly stopped and according to witnesses reloaded his high capacity handgun and began shooting again.

It was at this point that the second shooter, the Reno resident, produced a concealed handgun and proceeded to fire upon Villagomez who succumbed to his wounds.
The Reno resident was in possession of a valid Concealed Carry Permit issued through the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting was determined to be a justifiable homicide and the unnamed Reno man was released with no charges filed against him.

Good for him. I hope the man gets a medal.


ssgreylord said...

What a story. I agree the man's a hero.

Nunyaa said...

If it wasn't for him the whole situation could of been a lot worse.

James Shott said...

What a concept!

A good guy with a gun can actually stop a bad guy with a gun from committing a crime.

Wow. Someone tell Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

Lord Nazh said...

Too bad certain people will never think this man is a hero.

Winfred Mann said...

This man does deserve a medal. However, there will be an attempt to make his life miserable. Lawsuits on behalf of the thug who started the shooting will most likely be filed against the man who saved innocent lives.

KurtP said...

I'm a little surprised that no charges were filed.
Unless NV is different, most states forbid carrying where alcohol is served.

EvilMidniteBombr said...

Kurt, in Kentucky it is illegal to carry in an establishment that primarily serves alcohol. But it IS legal to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. The name of the establishment was Players Bar & Grill, I assume it is primarily a restaurant. I will check to see if the law is the same in Nevada as it is in Kentucky regarding this.


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