Since we have been discussing the Walmart parking lot case, in connection with which many members disagreed with the armed citizen's decision to intervene, I thought it would be interesting to discuss the Eastridge TN shooting of a few days ago which also involved intervention by an armed citizen not in his own self-defense, but a different fact situation. A man entered a convenience store brandishing a large knife, stole cash from the register and a large quantity of cigarettes, then took a clerk hostage as he made his exit. A citizen who witnessed all this from outside fetched his weapon from his car and shot the robber in the chest, killing him without hitting the hostage. All the news articles I found read pretty much the same, here is a link to one of them: http://www.eastridgenewsonline.com/bulletin-shooting-kangaroo/ So I am interested to hear everyone's thoughts as to whether it was a good idea for the citizen to intervene. This case differs from the Walmart one in that the civilian is not reported as having his family with him and the BG was clearly identifiable as such, but OTOH the civilian's act was arguably also dangerous to the hostage.