Wisconsin (The Gaslamp Post) – Police say a Marine veteran with a concealed carry permit saved the life of a woman whom he saw on the ground, being repeatedly kicked in the face and chest. Marine Charlie Blackmore is being hailed as a hero after he just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Marine veteran Charlie Blackmore was reportedly driving home at around 4:00 am this past Tuesday in West Allis when he saw something unusual happening up ahead on the sidewalk. As he got closer, he realized it was a man kicking a woman who was on the ground.
Once he realized what was happening, according to WITI-TV he quickly stopped his vehicle and exited in order to save the woman.
“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said ‘get down on the ground,’” Blackmore said.
Blackmore held his gun on the suspect and called West Allis police. He says several times while waiting for police to arrive, the attacker moved toward him.
“I mean I’ve already made it up in mind that if he came at me I was going to have to take him down and I told him that. I warned him multiple times not to come towards me because he was a big guy and I wasn’t playing around and he didn’t seem like he was playing around,” Blackmore said.
Officers who arrived on the scene reportedly had to force the suspect to the ground and then asked to see Blackmore’s concealed-carry permit. With his hands up, he informed the officer that it was in his wallet and gave consent for them to retrieve it.
The woman reportedly had a severe laceration and appeared to have had a broken nose. It turns out that her attacker was her ex-boyfriend who had been stalking her. According to Blackmore, she told him that he had attacked her on her way to work.
“We do good things. Not all of us are bad or crazy gun nuts. There are good people,” said Blackmore.
(h/t: The Blaze)