When Lt. Brandon Teel — an Air Force reservist stationed in Little Rock, Ark. — was driving home last week, he thought he saw a couple of kids playing and tumbling into the street.
But after Teel slowed down to get a better look, he saw it was two men. And one was repeatedly stabbing the other.
So Teel exited his vehicle and gave the attacker an unmistakable order — with some extra incentive.
“I quickly pulled out my concealed weapon, drew it on him and I said, ‘Stop what your doing, get down on the ground or I’m going to shoot you,'” Teel recalled to KATV-TV.
While holding the attacker at gunpoint with one hand, Teel dialed 911 with the other, the station said.
After Austin police arrived, they found Darren Terry, 47, with three wounds, and he was taken to a hospital, KATV reported.
His brother Chris Terry, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree domestic battery and was being held in jail on a $10,000 bond, the station added.
Police told KATV that the 35-year-old Teel — who has a valid permit for the concealed handgun — likely saved the victim’s life.
“Lt. Teel is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder,” Austin Police Chief Bill Duerson told the station of last Monday’s incident. “He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided a tragedy.”
Duerson added to KATV that Teel “has within him something that beats in the chest of every American — take care of your fellow man.”
Teel — who’s on active-duty with the 189th Airlift Wing — told the station he was disappointed no one else stopped to help and that everyone should be “vigilant for people in need.”
(H/T: Mad World News)