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  • Writer's pictureBrad Parker

Armed Woman Stops Mass Shooting

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Woman armed with a handgun stops man shooting an AR-15 into a crowd.

A man with an AR-15 opened up on the crowd at a birthday party this week in West Virginia.

It was the last thing he ever did because an armed women engaged him with her handgun.

The Associated Press reported that she “fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party,” citing local authorities.

“Dennis Butler, 37, was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out the rifle and began shooting at dozens of people attending the birthday-graduation party outside an apartment complex in the city of Charleston,” the police statement said.

“The woman, who was attending the party, drew a pistol and fired, killing Butler, the statement said,” the AP reported. “No one at the party was injured.”

“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett said on Thursday.

The incident occurred Wednesday when Dennis Butler,37, was angered by a group of people hosting a graduation party who told him to slow down through an apartment complex in Charleston. He returned 30 minutes later, parked his vehicle, jumped in the backseat, and discharged his weapon toward the group of 30-40 people.

Police indicated that no charges are being filed against the woman.

Decisive, committed action saves lives.


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