Monday, April 30, 2012

Knife vs. Gun: Knife guy shot but still attacking

Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight: On April 29, 2012, at about 1:55 pm, Tyler [TX] Police received a 911 call of a man with a gun shooting in the area of Richfield Drive.  Once officers arrived at the scene, they found two white males on the ground in an alley way behind 7109 Richfield.  Officers learned that Lewis Hampton, a white male age 41, had threatened several people with a large knife.  One white male, who was threatened by Hampton, had a handgun in his possession.  He confronted Hampton in an effort to protect himself and others.  Hampton continued to use the knife and continued to threaten the victim and others.  Hampton eventually cut the victim with the knife at which point the victim shot Hampton.  After being shot, Hampton continued to verbally threaten and attack him.  The victim shot Hampton again.  At this point, other people were able to subdue Hampton until Tyler Police arrived.  Hampton was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for two gunshot wounds.  The victim was also transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for several knife wounds.  Investigators were called to the scene as well as the Crime Scene Unit to process the scene.  Investigators believe at this point that the victim was acting in self-defense...

No comments:

Post a Comment