A former Navy SEAL was shot Friday, but in true Navy SEAL fashion he didn’t just let his attackers drive off — he gave chase despite his wound.
Christopher Mark Heben, who served the military both in active duty and as a private contractor, told Bath Township Police the suspects initially hit him with their car while he was walking in the parking lot to the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe, which is in Akron, Ohio. At this point, Chief Michael McNeely said Heben and the driver exchanged words, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
As Heben started to walk to the cafe again, he realized he forgot his wallet and began to return to his car. The vehicle that had allegedly hit him pulled up again and Heben was shot. The newspaper doesn’t detail any more information as to what provoked the shooting, and Heben did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s inquiry for more information.
Initially, Heben took off after the gray sports car with a black tint on the windows. Though he pursued the suspects in his own car, the Beacon Journal reported that he began to feel sick and drove himself to the police station. He was then taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the stomach.
By Saturday, Heben posted on Facebook a picture of his thumbs up, thanking everyone for the well wishes.
“Finally got that damn tube outta my nose….It was the worst part so far,” he wrote on Facebook while still hospitalized Monday.
Police are searching for three suspects, two of whom were described as black while the ethnicity of the third sitting in the back seat could not be identified. Police are also reviewing local surveillance videos for any clues. According to the Beacon Journal, police were following leads Monday.
(H/T: Daily Mail)