Cleveland resident shoots intruder holding fiancée at gunpoint; applauded by councilman

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A City Councilman in Cleveland, Ohio is praising the action taken by a resident.

“Whoever shot this dirt bag ought to get a medal. I might get a proclamation for him.” — Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek

Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp when she was accosted by three men who tried to force her back into the house at gunpoint.

The bad guys didn’t know that her, Johnny Bridges, had seen everything happen from through the window — and that he was a Good Guy with a Gun™.

“They walked her out of the garage and when they got to the door, I shot,” Bridges said.

One of the bad guys was hit, but all three of them ran.

The injured bad guy was taken into custody at the Hospital. The other two were stopped a few blocks away when police noticed they were behaving “suspiciously”. All three now face charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Bridges said. “I just wanted to make sure my family was alright.”

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Source: News Net 5; Cleveland, Ohio; July 16, 2013

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