Taxpayer relief shot provided: Man holding infant gets attacked; pulls out concealed gun

Score one for the Second Amendment.

From Sacramento Bee: A Northern California man who was holding a 4-month-old child tried to break up a fight on Wednesday — and the result was deadly, according to police.

Travis Hutchinson, 31, went to a Redding, California, home on Wednesday evening to help his girlfriend’s cousin prepare for a math exam, police said. But as Hutchinson helped with test prep, another man started to pick fights with a handful of people at the home.

Amid the fighting, the homeowner threatened to call authorities. That’s when the man who set off the brawl — Burl William Hall, 34, according to the Red Bluff Daily News — left the home and took the fighting to the street.

Hoping to put an end to the incident, Hutchinson went onto the porch with a 4-month-old child in his arms and told Hall and others to stop fighting, police said.

That set Hall off, according to police: Hall “became enraged” with Hutchinson, and then charged towards him and started hitting him in the face and head. Hutchinson was still holding the child during the attack.

At one point, Hall nearly knocked Hutchinson out, police said. The baby slid from Hutchinson’s hands, but Hutchinson was able to grab the infant in time — saving the child before it hit the concrete porch, according to police.

Even then, Hall kept attacking, police said.

Hutchinson “feared for his and the infant’s life,” police said, so he grabbed his lawfully concealed handgun and shot one round at Hall. The bullet struck Hall in the chest and killed him, according to police.

Hutchinson told bystanders to call for police and paramedics, and then stayed at the scene until officers responded around 6 p.m. He gave a statement at the police department and was released.

The child was uninjured, and Hutchinson had only minor injuries, police said.

Hall was a registered sex offender who had a “lengthy criminal history,” police said.

Police said the investigation has been passed on to Shasta County prosecutors for review.

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What’s to review? A career criminal, set on continuing his life of crime, has been permantly removed from society. How many more crimes did Mr. Hutchenson prevent by dispatching this scourge on society?

JJ
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JJ

I’m wondering what kind of idiot didn’t have the thought to place that infant on a sofa or even the floor inside before breaking up a fight??

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silhouette

Cleaning up society, one bullet at a time.

Alma
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Alma

I applaud Mr. Hall’s actions, he saved the baby, avoided a policeman from suspension, and helped rid the community from a parasite. Congratulations to Mr. Hall for a job well done ?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Good outcome. Maybe he should pick his acquaintances a little better and not take a baby to to fist fight. Some people should live on Jerry Springer. Anyway, good riddance. I’m surprised they didn’t file charges.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Can’t rag on a man who kept his 4-month old child in his arms and under his control at all times instead of depositing the child into someone else’s care while trying to ward off danger. Who would abandon control to others in this situation IF YOU KNEW you were the one with the concealed weapon?????? For sure…if I was the one with the gun, I’d not deposit my child into the arms of someone unarmed in an escalating situation. Also, sadly, we must all remember….we can’t chose our relatives—-we are stuck with them and either the stellar persons or… Read more »

Dave
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I just love a good DRT* story.

*Dead Right There.