FRESNO, CA — When a young man approached a familiar — and disliked — man 51 years his senior, it’s unlikely that he thought that he was anything less than in control of the situation.
He was dead wrong, and when he decided to kick up a verbal altercation to assault, he would luckily live to regret it.
As YourCentralValley.com reports:
The shooting took place around 7:45 a.m. behind a house in the 100 block of north Argyle Avenue.
A 73-year-old man was walking down the canal bank behind the home as he often does, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The man often walks his dog and returns to the area and cleans up the canal bank. A 22-year-old man approached the 73-year-old and a verbal confrontation began. Dyer said the men have had issues in the past.
Dyer said at some point, the 22-year-old picked up a large stick or wooden object and struck 73-year-old — which may have resulted in his leg or ankle being broken. That’s when the 73-year-old pulled out a (firearm) and shot the 22-year-old three times in the hip and wrist.
Both men were taken for medical treatment.
The 73-year-old has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, Dyer said, and although the investigation is ongoing, the preliminary information points to the shooting being in self defense.
Do you want to be perforated by a man minding his own business? Because that’s how you get perforated by a man minding his own business. And in California, no less!
Criminals of the world: how many times do we have to tell you?
If someone is on enough in years that you think they’re vulnerable, they aren’t, and they’ll turn the tables before you can say “I’m sorry for assuming I could take advantage of you.”