Man Strips Assailant of His Handgun, Shoots Him Dead

A would be victim got the upper hand and shot a gunman to death at an east side home early today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say a man in the 200 block of Leonidas, which is off W.W. White Road, saw two men walking up the sidewalk about 1:30AM today. As they approached, the man saw one of the visitors pull a handgun.

So the 40 year old homeowner moved quickly, and got the drop on the man with the gun. He took the gun away from him and shot the would-be assailant twice, once in the chest and the other in the head.

The man dropped dead on the sidewalk. The other would-be assailant, not surprisingly, high-tailed it out of there are full speed and remains at large.

Police suspect that it may have been a bungled drug deal.

The shooter is cooperating with police, and so far, no charges have been filed.

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