A Texas man is being called a hero after he stopped a brutal assault from continuing. It happened Friday when Aaron Kreag, a civilian, drew his gun in the middle of Southlake Boulevard.
Much of the ordeal was caught on camera when two witnesses pulled out a phone and hit record.
Kreag and his wife were on the way to the movies when during the drive, he noticed a woman being brutally beaten in a car. He made the decision to intervene.
“This large gentleman just pounding on this lady, closed fist you know multiple times and heavy heavy elbows to the face and neck” says Kreag.
A firearms instructor, Kreag also holds his concealed carry permit in Texas. He also served in the U.S. Army for eight years and worked as a private security contractor in Iraq.
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During the assault, Kreag exited his vehicle and drew his firearm, yelling commands at the man to stop his assault. He did, and told Kreag not to shoot. “I told him if you relax a little bit, calm down and you stay still, I’ll take my finger off the trigger”, Kreag responded.
Soon after, police rolled up on the scene. An officer is seen in the video pointing his firearm at Kreag, at which point Kreag places his firearm on the ground. He is handcuffed and after just a few minutes of police speaking with witnesses, he is released.
Police released the following statement on this particular incident, saying; “While we commend this citizen’s willingness to get involved in order to protect a victim of a crime, the Southlake Police Department does not encourage the public to expose themselves in such a manner.”
Kreag had his own words, saying; “It’s my responsibility to protect myself and my family” says Kreag. “If I can help out another person in the process, so be it.”
The man accused of the assault, 28-year-old Macmichael Nwaiwu, was taken into custody.
The DA does not believe that any firearm laws were broken during the incident.
Well done, Sir. I applaud you for your selfless bravery, and your determination to help a person in a time of need.