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A death averted
Passer-by uses gun to halt attack

By Nicklaus Lovelady
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As customers watched in horror Sunday afternoon, a man stabbed a woman and attempted to set her on fire in the parking lot of a Jackson store, witnesses said.

The attack was stopped by a passer-by, who held the man at gunpoint until police arrived, witnesses said.

The suspect, Henry Watson, 42, was arrested and is expected to face aggravated assault charges, Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Lee Vance said. Watson's wife, Gracie Watson, 42, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical center, where she was listed in good condition.

"It wasn't five minutes from when she had left my line when I heard a scream outside," said Theresa Stuckey, a cashier at the Family Dollar at 516 Nakoma Drive in Jackson. "I looked out, and (the attacker) was on top of her stabbing her, and stabbing her and stabbing her.

"She was screaming, 'Help, he's trying to kill me!' She was rolling on the ground, trying to get out of the way, but he kept stabbing her. He stabbed her about 20 times in the neck, back and arms."

As the attack continued, people were yelling at the man to stop and honking their horns, Stuckey said. She said she called 911.

"He was just standing over her hacking away," said Dolly Baker, who had just left the Save-A-Lot store next door when she saw the attack.

Baker said she watched the man pour gasoline on the victim then try to strike a match.

"He was literally trying to kill that lady in broad daylight," she said.

Baker said a passer-by stopped the attack.

"He told the man, 'Stop, or I'm going to shoot. And if you run, I'm going to kill you,' " Baker said.

The man held Watson at bay until police arrived at the scene.

"Right now, all we know is that (Watson) attacked his wife. For what reason, we don't know," Jackson Police Department Sgt. Eric Smith said.

Police said they are looking for the passer-by who stopped the attack and would like to talk to him but don't know who he is or where he went.

The incident occurred about 3:50 p.m.

Smith said he did not know exactly how many times Gracie Watson was stabbed but said it was more than 10 times.

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- Janq

Lesson Learned:
The honking of ones car horn doesn't mean or do jack toward BGs and helping persons being stabbed or set on fire (!).
What the fuck were those people thinking? Hey he's stabbing that lady, let me honk my damn horn! Geebus...

Well anyway kudos to the hero guy although as reported as a follow on via the folks at WarriorTalk where I came across this story is that the police have now located the mystery savior and he alledgedly is not unfamiliar to them...which likely means former felon, who is not by law allowed to posses never mind carry a firearm. :\
I hope dude gets some consideration for his valor.

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stop the world, i want to get off.

honking their horns and yelling.... while a woman is stabbed multiple times in a parking lot in broad day light. this country, is filled with pussies. ridiculously pansy ass pieces of shit not worthy of being called human. i can not believe that out of a crowd of people, the only person with the balls to do something was the one with a gun. UN FUCKING BELIEVABLE. this is not stopping to help a broken down car on the road, this is not picking up a hitch hiker, this is a person being murdered in plain view of a crowd. i am literally pulling my hair out in anger right now.

further more, how is gods name is this aggravated assault and not attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon?

This makes me think back to about a month ago. i was leaving work and sitting in traffic waiting to get on the freeway. two vehicles collided at the intersection 2 cars ahead of me. its two solid lanes of traffic. The accident occurs, and no one does a damn thing. i was the ONLY person who got out of my car to check and see if people where ok. the collision was a closing speed of roughly 40MPH and there was debris everywhere. the SUV in the intersection had so much front end damage that the door would not open normally, i had to put my feet up on the rear door to get the leverage required to peal the door back. luckily there where no serious injuries, but i thought this lack of humanity was an isolated incident. its troubles me to think that no one would do something as simple as get OUT of their car to see if i was ok if i had just been in a serious car accident.

i would have beaten the shit of of dude head stabbing his wife. plain and simple.

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I'm with you NN.

Even if I were not carrying there is no way I would not put my neck out to help save a person (male or female) being murdered like that screaming for help. Hell even if they were nto screaming and just plain life less. One doesn't need a gun when they have ~3K lbs. of rubber, steel, and reciprocating engine powered club/battering ram at their disposal.

Hell take your belt off and whip the ever lovin' shit of the dude if even just to distract him. Bash the bastard with a shoppnig cart. That shit would even stun Deebo. I mean seriously they don't have rocks and shit out that way?!

On the one hand our country has a gang of John Wayne wannabes who at the drop of a hat will do stupid non-sensical shit. But then on the other hand we are also rife with weak willied spineless types who can barely even stand up for themselves much less another no matter what the deal might be.
The times are sad and getting sadder when you have thank an alledged felon (former BG) for being the one to man up and take care of shit to save ones life.
This is even more reason why CCW is FTW. Who the hell else can you depend on but yourself?
Where was 911? Oh yeah, they don't have pre-crime capability yet...

- Janq would run into if not over a damn backstabber

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i think you hit it on the head Janq. its sad times when its the felons and the percived-by-the-public bad guys that swoop in to save the day.

but i think it really shows the stereotypical juxtaposition between the normal Joe and the convicted felon/thug/bad guy. The reason things are the way they are is because its the bad people who have the balls. That normal Joe cant even be coaxed into saving another persons life, they simply freeze and watch as if all is lost and its simply hopeless. the world is cruel blah blah blah. it makes me physically ill to read that story.

what i think is funny though, i didn't even consider using my car. which is stupid really because it would have been the best way to go about it. all that was runnin through my head is how i would tackle the guy to the ground or just straight kick him in the sternum after jumping OUT of my car. probably not wise.

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Here in PA we are totally justified using lethal force to protect someone who can't protect themselves.

"§ 506. Use of force for the protection of other persons.

(a) General rule.--The use of force upon or toward the person of another is justifiable to protect a third person when:

1. the actor would be justified under section 505 of this title (relating to use of force in self-protection) in using such force to protect himself against the injury he believes to be threatened to the person whom he seeks to protect;
2. under the circumstances as the actor believes them to be, the person whom he seeks to protect would be justified in using such protective force; and
3. the actor believes that his intervention is necessary for the protection of such other person.

"#§ 505. Use of force in self-protection.

(a) Use of force justifiable for protection of the person.--The use of force upon or toward another person is justifiable when the actor believes that such force is immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting himself against the use of unlawful force by such other person on the present occasion.

# The use of deadly force is not justifiable under this section unless the actor believes that such force is necessary to protect himself against death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping or sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat; nor is it justifiable if:

1. the actor, with the intent of causing death or serious bodily injury, provoked the use of force against himself in the same encounter; or
2. the actor knows that he can avoid the necessity of using such force with complete safety by retreating or by surrendering possession of a thing to a person asserting a claim of right thereto or by complying with a demand that he abstain from any action which he has no duty to take, except that:...

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I believe it is the same in NH...

Anyhow, even if I wasn't carrying, the world is FULL of blunt objects with which to assault a BG. Damn, even a sign in a 5 gallon cement bucket (common in shopping areas around here) can be hurled at a BG, and once she is off her and disorientated perhaps a sound beating, breaking the knife wielding hand first. What kills me is HE HAD THE TIME TO RETRIEVE A CAN OF GASOLINE!!!!

What The Fuck!!!

People wonder why I have zero respect for 95% of the human race.
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