A concealed carry holder intervenes in a dangerous argument and saves two women and a one-year-old boy.
After an argument escalated outside of a home in Cincinnati on Sunday night, a 62-year-old man is now facing four accounts of felonious assault.
Luckily, someone was there to prevent things from getting worse. Someone with a concealed carry permit, that is.
The suspect, who has been identified as Thomas McCary, was outside arguing with two women at approximately 7:30 p.m. In efforts to try and resolve the dispute, a victim’s brother, Patrick Ewing, confronted McCary.
According to Fox 19, McCary then drew his .38 caliber handgun and began shooting at Ewing.
Ewing, who is a concealed carry permit holder, then fired three shots back at the suspect and struck him in the leg.
Instead of surrendering, McCary ran back into his house to grab a second gun. He came back outside, this time firing both guns at the two women and a one-year-old boy.
With the intention of distracting the suspect, Ewing continued to fire his gun at McCary to help allow the other victims to escape without obtaining any injuries, Fox reports.
Shortly after, McCary retreated back into his home where he was later transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. He was released into police custody and booked into the county jail where he is being held on four felonious accounts and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
The victims did not suffer any gunshot wounds and Ewing is not expected to face any charges for using his weapon to defend others. At this time, the cause of the argument is unknown.