I agree that the reporting is slim at best. And I must admit I was looking at it in "what would I do" way, which I shouldn't. I would act because I am bound to act, wheelchair, cane or no. I am still an active, employed LEO. I would more likely present a badge than my gun...at least at first, and would have already hit 911 on my cell.From the "article" (really, that's journalism? Almost nothing about what actually happened, just some guy pulled a gun), it's impossible to tell the extent of the attack other than the elderly man was bloodied. I can't say I would or wouldn't have intervened, just not enough information to go on in that "report").
Well, it would be noisy and bloody...But what if those seven people had rushed him?
Charlie, from what I've been able to learn, this is a fairly small town. I think most if not all of their on-duty folks were on the scene. I understand they called for back up from the Sheriff's Office, but it was late in the game, and like our guys, out in the unincorporated parts of the county, so response time sucked.Obviously "get down" isn't effective. Where was the cavalry? Every cop within miles should have lit up.
For the original situation don't think the citizen was unreasonable.