Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Air Force Veteran Joined Because of 9-11, Almost Lost Life Saving Woman and Baby on 9-11

Good Samaritan shot in attempt to rescue woman at Shawnee Wal-Mart was Iraq War veteran
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

They said the man joined the Air Force shortly after 9/11. They said he made his mom proud in his six years in the service in which he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
SHAWNEE, Kan. -- New details reveal more information on the deadly shooting outside a Shawnee Wal-Mart Sunday. One suspect was killed in the incident, but another is reportedly still on the run after police released a man they thought was involved.

FOX 4's Robert Townsend has more on the investigation.

When a woman with a baby was attacked in the parking lot by two men, two bystanders came to her rescue. When it was all over, the woman was left with head injuries, one bystander -- an Iraq War veteran -- was shot and critically wounded, and one suspect was shot dead.

Family members of that heroic veteran did not want to appear on camera, but told FOX 4 they're not surprised he stepped in to help.

"My son is just a wonderful guy. He'd help anybody because that's just his nature. I"m not surprised at all," said the man's mom, who lives in Oregon.

FOX 4 has learned the Good Samaritan is 33 years old, now working as a landscaper, and has a 15-year-old step-daughter.
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