15-Round Exchange Leaves One Man Hospitalized and One Behind Bars
TYLER, TX — A pair of men around Tyler, Texas, got into an argument earlier this month that resulted in a travel from the county to the city and a gunfight that left one in the hospital, and the other behind bars.
As the Tyler Morning Telegraph reports:
The Tyler Police Department has identified the men involved in a Thursday night shooting. Police said Dustin Massey, 39, of Tyler and Corey Lee McDaniel, 25, of Tyler got into an argument in the county and came into the city limits, according to a department news release.
The news release said the argument ended when both men exchanged about 15 rounds of gunfire in the parking lot of a gas station on East Erwin Street and Loop 323. Police were called to the scene about 8:24 p.m.
Investigators determined McDaniel was the aggressor in the shooting and Massey acted in self-defense, according to police. The department said investigators obtained an arrest warrant for McDaniel.
McDaniel was taken into custody about 2:30 a.m. and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Massey remains in the hospital and is in stable condition.
McDaniel was taken to the Smith County Jail where he remained as of 7 p.m. Friday on a $300,000 bond.
There might be some experts here who know the answer to this — why isn’t an exchange like this ended with an attempted murder charge?
I can’t say I get it, but you know what else I don’t understand? Two guys fighting in a public area, exchanging a large amount of rounds at close range, and presumably one hit.
I’m not mad about it — the guy was wounded defending himself, but it’s astounding.
That brings us to our tie-in of the scenario. Although the real objective of a scenario like this is to have a level of accuracy that would get you out of a situation like this, how many of you would have enough ammunition to survive this situation?
Folks argue constantly about the number of rounds you need to have on you, but let’s cove the basics — one magazine is better than nothing, but you really ought to have at least 10 rounds on your person, whether that means one magazine for you or not.
Anything more that — it’s just what makes you feel prepared.
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