WATCH: HERO DAD SAVES 30 PEOPLE FROM GUNMAN – COPS SHOW UP AND SHOOT HIM | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


WATCH: HERO DAD SAVES 30 PEOPLE FROM GUNMAN – COPS SHOW UP AND SHOOT HIM

The man who should be celebrated as a hero for saving his wife, daughter, and at least 30 strangers from an armed gunman during an attempted robbery, is now recovering from a gunshot wound after police arrived at the scene and shot him.

Mike Becker, 31, told the Kansas City Star that he grabbed his handgun and rushed to the local Dollar General after he received a call from his wife saying that she, their 4-year-old daughter, and several other customers in the store were being threatened by a man with a gun.

While the customers huddled together in the back of the store, Becker’s wife hid their daughter behind bags of dog food. When Becker arrived, he said he found the gunman outside, pounding on the glass door.

“The only thing in my mind was my baby and wife,” Becker said, describing how he intervened and put his body between the gunman and the glass. “There was no way the gunman was getting in that store.”

When police officers finally arrived at the scene, Becker told the Star that he dropped his gun and raised his hands in the air, in an attempt to show police that he was not a threat.

But then the unthinkable happened—even though Becker had his hands in the air, the officers shot him with a rifle, wounding his hip. Bystanders who witnessed the scene said that they were shocked to watch officers shoot the man who was brave enough to confront the gunman.

“I was figuring, ‘How the hell do they shoot him?’ He never pointed a gun at the cops. He complied with everything they said … and then you heard a pop,” Raymond Watts told the Star.

Police eventually arrested the gunman, but despite the fact that witnesses claimed they were yelling at officers and telling them that they shot an innocent man, the officers still proceeded to put Becker in handcuffs, and they refused to let his wife near him.

In a statement, the Independence Police Department claimed it is “investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred outside the Dollar General,” after officers received “a call of an armed subject.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If THIS is how police in Independence, Kansas, interpret "to protect and serve", residents of this town need to vote with their feet, and get out that city PERMANENTLY,remove its tax base, and get the kids out of their public schools immediately.

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