Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Texas movie theatre shooting spree ends when would-be killer encounters off-duty Sheriff Deputy Lisa Castellano and her gun

12/17/12, "UPDATE: Two Injured in San Antonio, TX Movie Theater Shooting," Village Voice

"Update: San Antonio's KSAT News is reporting that the man charged with last night's movie theater shooting is 19-year-old Jesus Garcia.

The Bexar County Sheriff's department says Garcia began shooting at China Garden restaurant, where he was employed. 

Garcia then made his way to the parking lot, where he fired on a police car. The officer wasn't hurt, but a bystander outside was struck and wounded.

The gunman then ran into the movie theater, with an off-duty Sheriff's deputy on his heels. Inside the theater, he exchanged fired with the deputy, who shot him four times. Garcia, however, is expected to recover.

According to the Sheriff's department, a recent breakup with another China Garden employee may have been the catalyst for the shooting."...


12/17/12, "Off-Duty Female Sgt. Lisa Castellano De-arms Gunman At Movie Theater After He Shot A Man In The Chest," American Live Wire 

"An off-duty female Sgt. Lisa Castellano de-armed a gunman who opened fire at a Texas Movie Theater. The off-duty deputy was working security at the theater when the gunman, Jesus Manuel Garcia, 19 became enraged over a breakup with his girlfriend.

According to MySanAntonio Bexar County sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Pollard said Garcia’s ex-girlfriend called to warn the restaurant that he had told her he was headed there to “shoot somebody”.  But by the time she saw his message, Garcia was already outside the China Garden attempting to fire a Glock 23 at the front door about 9:25 p.m.

Witnesses allege that Garcia pulled out a gun and attempted to open fire in the restaurant but his weapon jammed. That is when he chased terrified patrons across the street to the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater during a showing of “The Hobbit”. That is when Garcia opened fire, shooting one man in the chest, before Sgt. Lisa Castellano off-duty sheriff’s deputy went into action.

Castellano who is a 13-year department veteran reportedly chased the gunman toward the back of the theater cornering him after he ran into the men’s restroom. She fired one shot and de-armed Garcia taking his gun.
Both Garcia and the man he shot in the chest remain hospitalized." via Free Republic


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