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Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter | Portland

Here’s something you won’t see in the mainstream media about the Oregon Mall shooting.

Turns our a concealed carry holder was there and aimed his gun at the killer. He didn’t shoot because he saw an innocent behind the killer and feared a missed shot might hit the innocent. Still, note the last line of his quote:

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli. “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.”As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them,” he said.Meli took cover inside a nearby store.

He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.”I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,” said Meli. “I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”

via Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter | Portland.