A female security guard in Alabama is credited with saving lives by shooting a man who had fired an AK-style rifle outside a nightclub.
The incident, just 40 minutes into the new year, began when staff at the 3208 Club in Huntsville broke up a fight between two men. One of the men then went to his car to retrieve a rifle and started shooting toward the club, reported WAAY-TV in Huntsville reported.
“He started to make moves towards the door, he still was firing off shots,” said the security guard, identified only as Latoya.
“I decided that I had to make a choice – to go ahead and stop him from entering the club.”
The guard shot Williams at least once in the leg then treated his wounds.
She said she’s “not here to kill anyone.”
“I saw one of the entry wounds was on his thigh which can sometimes be a somewhat dangerous place to bleed out,” she said. “I keep a trauma kit and tourniquet on me as everyone who carries should.”
The suspect, Samuel Williams, a convicted felon, was admitted into a hospital and placed under arrest.
Guns.com reported the headliner at the New Year’s Eve event at 3208 that night was rapper Boosie BadAzz.
The rapper urged his fans immediately after the shooting to “learn how to —-ing act” at his shows in the future.