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Monday, December 17, 2012

Texas: Off Duty Armed Deputy Working At San Antonio Theater Stops Gunman: No Deaths

By Susan Duclos

Texas movies theaters offer better protection than the state of Connecticut protects their children.

New clip beow, then the story:

News4, reports:

A man was shot by an off-duty deputy after investigators say he opened fire at a South Side theater Sunday night, injuring one person.

Authorities said 19-year-old Jesus Manuel Garcia showed up at the China Garden restaurant on Southwest Military Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and opened fire. Investigators say Garcia works at the restaurant and believe the shooting may have had something to do with a dispute he had with his girlfriend, who also works at the restaurant. The girlfriend was not at the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, Garcia had made his way into the parking lot of the Mayan Palace Theatre next door and was firing random shots. He then shot the windshield of a San Antonio Police patrol car after an officer in the car shined a spotlight on him. The officer was not injured.

From there, Garcia ran inside the movie theater, and movie-goers in the lobby, bathroom, and some theaters reported hearing multiple gunshots. The gunshots caused people inside the theater to panic.

"Everybody was just coming out of the side of the theater, running out the emergency exits. And everyone was screaming and running," a woman who was at the theater told us.

Authorities said one bystander was shot by Garcia.

Garcia was finally stopped by an off-duty deputy who was working at the theater. The deputy heard the gunfire and ran to find out what was going on. The deputy spotted Garcia coming out of a bathroom with his gun drawn and fired at him, shooting him four times.

"The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater," Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

 Detective Lou Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sherriff's Office states "She did what she felt she had to do. I feel that she saved a lot of lives by taking the action she had to take."

No deaths from the San Antonio "Mayan" theater shooting.

Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at SAMC. He's being charged with aggravated assault for shooting at an officer and shooting a bystander. That bystander is listed in stable condition.

As liberals around the country scream for more "gun control" after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown CT., which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, perhaps more should be calling for better protection for our nation's children.

We have armed guards at banks, airports and in some states even movie theaters provide protection for movie goers, but there is no mandatory requirement that our nation's children be protected just as vehemently?