Off-Duty CA Dept Of Corrections Officer Shot A Knife-Wielding Man At Costco In Modesto…So do you think we need more of these signs below and ESPECIALLY in the so called Gun – Free – Zones where “Bad Guys” and Terrorists can murder and SLAUGHTER innocent men, women and children!…….Papa Mike
Picture below was not part of the original post by the SOURCE of the article. Papa Mike inserted the picture he found on the Internet.
Via The Modesto Bee:
The knife-wielding man who was shot by an off-duty correctional officer at Costco on Thursday had been released from Doctors Behavioral Health Center two hours before the shooting, his sister said.
Gary Harlan Scott, 61, was suicidal and had spent most of July in the hospital, said sister Suzanne Perez.
Perez went to pick up her brother when he was discharged from DBHC about 3 p.m. Thursday, but he refused to go with her. She said Scott told her he wanted to kill himself, so she called police, but he got on a bus and left the area before they arrived.
Two hours later, Perez got a call from police, who said her brother had been shot.
Scott had entered the Costco on Pelandale Avenue and armed himself with a knife that was being sold in the store, according to Modesto police.
Costco employee Seth Watson said Scott was wandering around the clothing area with the knife, then proceeded to the cash registers, where he “jabbed it” toward employees.
Scott continued outside, where the correctional officer, an employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, drew a firearm and ordered him multiple times to drop the knife. Police did not identify the officer Friday.
Video of the incident taken by bystanders shows Scott lunging at the officer with the knife. The officer is seen taking multiple steps backward, but as the gap closes between them, the officer fires once and Scott falls to the ground.