Please try to ignore the prose in this article. I know that it's terrible and annoying, but that's not my point. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/OAKLAND-Man-killed-in-attempt-at-robbery-2563908.php#next I just had the somewhat random privilege of meeting Mr. Catarino Piedra, the man who stopped the assailant. I ordered a pizza from his restaurant and he happened to deliver it. Not knowing who he was, I mentioned that I had read the article in passing (most pizza places won't deliver to my neighborhood because I live in a dangerous neighborhood), and he told me who he was. It was a great conversation! We talked about what had happened. He told me that he first shot to wound. He had aimed for and hit the leg, but the guy kept coming and started to overtake him. He said that he grabbed and blocked the hammer in the firing mechanism, then fired again for the chest. He did not want to kill the assailant, but it happened. He told me that when his friends later asked him about how he felt about killing that guy, he responded that he didn't kill the assailant. The assailant killed himself. He told me that he feels no joy about what happened that night, but he also feels no doubt. He believes that he did the right thing and I agree with him. What happened that night was a terrible tragedy. Mr. Piedra wishes that it hadn't happened. He's not happy that someone died that night, but, he did what he had to do, and he moved on. On a side note, I suggested that we hit up the range in San Leandro and he liked the idea, saying that his son wants to go, too. I might have found a new shooting buddy.