Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One Killer, One Cop, and a One-Shot Stop

Psycho killer Robert Stewart stalked the halls of Pinelake Health & Rehab Center, a nursing home in Carthage, NC, where his recently estranged wife worked. Stewart had already shot 8 people when Officer Justin Garner, 25, confronted him from the end of a hallway. They exchanged shots; Stewart hit Garner in the foot and leg, Garner ended the confrontation with a single shot to Stewart's chest.

Stewart has survived Garner's bullet, and is in the hospital awaiting transfer to jail. He faces 8 first-degree murder charges.

USA Today has a fine story about Garner, the young cop who ended the killing spree. Here's a pic of the hero:


Barco Sin Vela II said...

Kudos, to the Officer for not triple tapping this guy.

Very clear headed response to being shot, twice.

Bob said...

Barco: He's a better man than I. I'd have triple-tapped the guy, especially after taking shotgun pellets.

As Clint Eastwood famously said, No trial, no reports to file.