Feel good story of the day: Alabama McDonald’s gunman killed by armed citizen

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From Fox News: A brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald’s when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire.

The unidentified father was leaving the establishment with his sons when a masked man walked into the Birmingham fast-food restaurant and started shooting, WBRC-TV reported. The father returned fire and, during the ensuing shootout, the gunman, the father and one of the man’s teenage sons were struck, according to the station.

The gunman, who was not identified, later died of his injuries. The other two injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Markus Washington, one of the McDonald’s employees, told WBRC-TV he was making two quarter-pounders when bullets started to fly. Washington said he ran into the freezer, where he heard about 15 shots fired.

“I’m feeling grateful,” he told the station. “Wrapping my head around it all, I was just wishing someone would come wake me up from this nightmare.”

Washington, oblivious to the shootout taking place outside the freezer door, feared the worst. “All we hear is like different gunfire, so in my mind, I’m imagining everybody is dead. He’s looking for us,” he said. Washington added he was thankful the armed customer was there.

“He’s my hero. Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed. We might not be here having this interview,” Washington said.

The father is not expected to face charges, police said.

Authorities are now working to determine if the gunman intended to rob the restaurant, was targeting an employee or planned something more nefarious.

“Things like this are difficult for both families. The gentleman who unfortunately lost his life, the teenage boy who is in the hospital recovering from his injuries and the father who is also recovering from his injuries,” Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Shelton said, according to WVTM-13. “It’s not easy being a father and watching your child get injured, get hurt like that. It’s a really heartwrenching experience.”


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10 responses to “Feel good story of the day: Alabama McDonald’s gunman killed by armed citizen

  1. Where was Mommygov? You mean Hillary wasn’t there in her velvet cape?
    The media should’ve been there to save the comrades!
    Was the Chicago Jesus Messiah, the one (!), busy lowering the ocean levels, he should’ve been there too.
    How dare the mouthbreathing deplorable scum taking matters into their own hands.

  2. Here’s to the 2nd amendment.

  3. Imagine if attendants at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue had been armed like this dad….

  4. Kevin J Lankford

    No doubt there will be those, of the liberal persuasion of course, who will claim the father was most negligent and wreckless to endanger his own children, perhaps with some credibility, but all courage entails risk, challenge, action, and putting ones own safety secondary to a real danger with a more probable and unacceptable outcome.

    All crime, if not met with citizen resistance and/or intervention is going to most often result in the perpetrator achieving his goal. Waiting or counting on law enforcement only aids in their success. That is a major factor in the thinking of our founders insistence on our second amendment.

  5. Que up Queens Another One Bites the Dust.

  6. What sort of “rocket scientist” robs a McDonalds? “Gimme all the money and a Big Mac”.

  7. This Hamburglar got foiled!

  8. *”In honor of the 2nd Amendment & the legally gun-toting Dad & Hero, McDonald’s announces its new Ammo-Burgers are on the house to the first 1,000 customers who present the cashier with their legal firearms licenses!*

    *”And from here on in, we will have such an Annual Ammo-Burger Day to encourage legal gun ownership & training!”*

    …says no leftie corporate-HQ ever. :-/

    Glad to hear the Dad & son will be fine. I bet if they asked the son, he’d say it was very cool what his Dad did, & would be taking his injuries in “prideful stride” (proud of his father, that is).


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