A black man in his early twenties entered the Waffle House in DeSoto, Texas carrying an AK-47. After robbing several customers, he walked out to the parking lot. A customer inside the store followed him outside, because his wife was on her way there and he was afraid that she could be harmed. The customer had a gun of his own and he promptly put down the robber. When the police came, he was still on the ground and was taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition. Black Lives Matter hadn’t scheduled their protest at the time of this article.
Police officers arrived on the scene a short time later and found the man lying in the parking lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. Originally, the suspect had not yet been identified and police were asking for the public’s assistance in figuring out who the man is. Overnight, the police learned the man is 26-year-old Antoine Devon Cooper of Dallas, Sergeant Nic Bristow told Breitbart Texas Thursday morning.
He is reported to be in critical condition and on life support.
The customer was carrying a concealed handgun and was in possession of a Texas Handgun License to Carry. The license allows a qualified holder to carry a handgun concealed or openly under a wide range of conditions and locations. No charges have been filed against the customer. Texas law allows a person to use deadly force when they believe their life, or the lives of others are in danger of death or serious bodily injury.