Friday, February 22, 2008

Neighbor runs to women's aid, shoots and kills attacker

"A Brighton man shot and killed a 44-year-old registered sex offender who attacked two women in their home early this morning, officials said.

According to Dist. Atty. Gen. Mike Dunavant, David Fleming charged into the home of two women at about 3 a.m.

Fleming bound the women but one escaped and ran to a nearby home. Dunavant said Fleming, who lived in Munford, intended to rape the women.

The woman who escaped went to the nearby home of Keith Ingram for help, Dunavant said.

Ingram, carrying a .40-caliber handgun, ran to the house and found Fleming attacking the other woman, officials said.

When Fleming tried to attack Ingram, Dunavant said Ingram shot Fleming once.

Tipton County Sheriff’s deputies and Brighton Police officers found Fleming dead on the front porch of the home.

Fleming had been convicted of attempted rape in Tipton County. He’s listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s sex-offender registry.

Dunavant said Ingram has no criminal record and has a permit to carry the handgun."

Can the same be said for the deputies, I wonder? What LE considers a criminal record is usually quite different for its own employees but thats a different tale for another time perhaps.

Good shoot, though. One shot, one kill. Keep that in mind the next time a chairborne commando is in full blown rant about the absolute NEED to shoot to slide lock and how hard it is to kill a man with just a puny handgun. As always, the tool isn't as important as the user.

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