Another Good Guy With a Gun — This Time a Florida City Official — Shoots Home Intruder

By The Blaze. Typically stories about United States citizens who take to heart their constitutional right to keep and bear arms — and who use their guns to protect themselves and loved ones — involve civilians.

But this time the good guy with a gun turned out to be a Florida city official — and the result was the same as it’s been in so many of these instances: Bad news for the bad guy. . .

Palmetto police spotted a possibly impaired driver about 10 p.m. Thursday and attempted to pull over the vehicle — but the driver sped away instead, police told the Bradenton Herald. . .

Vasquez-Perez climbed a fence into Palmetto Commissioner Brian Williams’ backyard and broke into Williams’ garage in an apparent attempt to hide from police, the paper said. . .

But Williams pushed Vasquez-Perez back — and then shot him twice, Chief of Police Scott Tyler told the paper. (Read more from “Another Good Guy With a Gun — This Time a Florida City Official — Shoots Home Intruder” HERE)

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Palmetto City Commissioner Shoots Intruder in Self-Defense, Police Say

By Bradenton Herald. A Palmetto city commissioner shot a man in self-defense after that man broke into his home after crashing into his neighbor’s house while fleeing from a traffic stop, according to police. . .

Williams’ daughter, who lives next door, spotted Vasquez-Perez and called her dad. Williams armed himself, then heard Vasquez-Perez trying to get into the kitchen from the garage. Vasquez-Perez was then confronted by Williams at gunpoint. Vasquez-Perez attempted to push past and punch Williams, who then pushed Vasquez-Perez back and shot him twice, according to Tyler.

“He was lawfully defending home and family,” Tyler said. . .

Vasquez-Perez surrendered to police and was rushed to Blake Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. As of Friday, he was in stable condition and expected to recover from his injuries.

Williams declined to comment while the police investigation into the shooting remains open other than to say, “I am glad that everything turned out the way it did. I guess he is doing OK and we are happy and glad that no one in my family was hurt.” (Read more from “Palmetto City Commissioner Shoots Intruder in Self-Defense, Police Say” HERE)

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