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Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater
KENS5News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Cooper

Posted on 12/19/2012 1:40:45 PM PST by Phillyred

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is calling one of their own a hero after deputies say she stopped what could have been a disastrous shooting inside a south-side movie theater lobby.

Jesus Garcia, 19, was at the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 at SW Military and I-35 on Sunday night. According to San Antonio police, he was upset over a recent breakup with his girlfriend.

According to both police and deputies, Garcia called into his girlfriend's work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody. The restaurant is located outside the theater.

At 9:30 p.m., Garcia walked in and chased all employees and patrons out of the restaurant before firing at an employee as he or she tried to flee, police said. It was not immediately known if the targeted employee was his girlfriend.

Garcia continued to chase the employee from the restaurant to the parking lot outside the theater, firing his weapon along the way. San Antonio police said Garcia also took aim at an officer who pulled up in a marked cruiser. He missed the officer but shattered the officer's windshield.

The chase went into the lobby of the Mayan 14 Theater, where off-duty Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Castellano immediately sprang into action.

The 13-year veteran quickly moved all patrons out of the lobby and into a secure location, deputies said. She then chased Garcia into the men's restroom, where she and another off-duty police officer cornered the suspect. Castellano then shot the suspect.

“The actions she took prevented a lot more people from getting hurt or even worse, killed.” said Deputy Chief Manuel Longoria of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

Garcia was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he underwent surgery on Monday. He was listed in critical condition.

He faces charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators said there could be more charges once officers finish looking into all the details of what happened.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunman; guns; secondamendment; selfdefense; shooting
Funny this isn't plastered all over the news. Why would we want to report how guns save lives? How gun-free zones get people killed? I guess this wasn't a gun-free (aka sitting duck) theater.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 1:40:52 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 1:44:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Phillyred

It won’t be. It doesn’t fit the narrative.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 1:45:16 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Phillyred

She da woman!

And she’s more intelligent, alert, brave and action oriented than the entire dim-bulb-crat crew of clowns in the house and senate.

And she has more cojones than the Dork-in-Chief.

On can only take bets on which way the DORK would have run if confronted with something like this.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 1:45:55 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Jim Robinson

Will the county re-imburse her for the cost of the bullet expended?
When will her promotion ceremony take place?
Wanna bet it won’t be covered in the MSM?


5 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Phillyred

Damn!!!!

Another reason we need more “gun control”.

The officer should have exhibited better “gun control” via a more accurate aim & killed that evil filthy swine.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 1:52:31 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Phillyred
Funny this isn't plastered all over the news. Why would we want to report how guns save lives? How gun-free zones get people killed? I guess this wasn't a gun-free (aka sitting duck) theater.

I read in another article that the off-duty sheriff's deputies were moonlighting as security guards at the theater. The theater may have very well been a gun free zone, except for the armed security guards, and therefore, this incident is not as supportive of CCW as it first may seem. (I'm guessing the theater is gun free, which is why armed security guards are neededin the first place.)

7 posted on 12/19/2012 1:56:54 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Phillyred
Funny this isn't plastered all over the news. Why would we want to report how guns save lives? How gun-free zones get people killed? I guess this wasn't a gun-free (aka sitting duck) theater.

I read in another article that the off-duty sheriff's deputies were moonlighting as security guards at the theater. The theater may have very well been a gun free zone, except for the armed security guards, and therefore, this incident is not as supportive of CCW as it first may seem. (I'm guessing the theater is gun free, which is why armed security guards are needed in the first place.)

8 posted on 12/19/2012 1:57:17 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Phillyred
"If only someone had been armed - just one person - the mad man could have been stopped."
9 posted on 12/19/2012 1:58:03 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Labyrinthos

Regardless it is very supportive of CCW even if it was security. A private citizen trained with a gun could accomplish the same thing.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 2:01:05 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

That’s a nice argument for the choir, but the gun-grabbers will use this incident to argue that only trained law enforcment professionals need guns.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:07:33 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Phillyred

“Castellano then shot the suspect.”

Wait. Italian cop shoots Hispanic nut? It was racism.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Labyrinthos

I was in my local mall today with attached theater. After the CO theater shooting they had off duty cops as security. Then no security. Today they has a security guard standing in the lobby. Thankfully he was packing mace to stop any gun wielding madmen form shooting innocent civilians.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 2:12:23 PM PST by matt04
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To: Phillyred

Guns save a life every five seconds or so I am told.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Phillyred

He’s charged with capital murder? Who was killed?

That, or I read the story too quickly.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 2:42:41 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Phillyred

>Garcia called into his girlfriend’s work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody.

Why did someone not have an armed lookout posted for his arrival? Are they all stupid? WTF?

Inexcusable and this is how innocent people get killed.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 2:49:45 PM PST by soycd
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To: Phillyred

“Off Duty” therefore a law abiding civilian, trained in the use of firearms and with a CCL stopped a madman from causing any, or anymore, harm.
Hmm, isn’t that what we’ve been saying all along? Someone (hello NRA) should advertise this all over the country.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 3:53:14 PM PST by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: Jim Robinson

yep


18 posted on 12/19/2012 4:28:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Phillyred

She was off duty, so she was an armed citizen.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 4:42:46 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Jim Robinson
The MAYAN theater?

Wasn't he a couple of days early?

Cheers!

20 posted on 12/19/2012 8:38:37 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Castellano is an Hispanic name.So is Lisa.
My guess-—a fellow Hispanic.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 9:20:49 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Eleutheria5

Castellano is an Hispanic name.So is Lisa.
My guess-—a fellow Hispanic.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 9:21:03 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: hattend

I didn’t get it either. In this incident, no one appeared to be murdered. Perhaps he had a previous murder.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 9:44:23 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

I sent the reporter an email and this is what he responded with:


*Attempted * Capital Murder is what he is charged with.

Where is that not mentioned so we can amend it?


I sent him the link to his own story so it will probably be corrected soon.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 12:07:41 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Da Coyote

“...take bets on which way the DORK would have run if confronted with something like this.”

I bet... down both legs for $100


25 posted on 12/20/2012 2:52:07 AM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: Labyrinthos
I'm guessing the theater is gun free, which is why armed security guards are needed in the first place.

The "logic" in the statement above boggles the mind if you think about it. This is exactly the insanity we're faced with. Gun free zones require armed guards to keep them gun free.

Please note I am agreeing with your point. It's almost like the old Viet Nam era statement "We had to destroy the village in order to save it".

26 posted on 12/20/2012 5:30:25 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Phillyred

Of course it’s not plastered all over the news, the would-be mass murderer was stopped. That doesn’t fit into Commie plans. This story must be buried so no one thinks it’s possible for a mass murderer to be stopped.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 6:03:37 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: grey_whiskers

LOL. I had the same thought.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 8:49:59 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

The Sgt was hailed as a hero. Liberals don’t want anyone to be hailed as a hero, or a savior, for that matter, of anyone.

To them only GOVERNMENT saves, only government can be the hero.

All fits in with their theme of no one rising to any level of individual achievement, or accomplishment. We’d rather have mass murder of innocent people before we’d have ANY talk of anyone saving them or preventing unnecessary loss of life.

So freaking tired of it.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 9:47:14 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: inpajamas

crazy bitter clinging lifesaver!


30 posted on 12/20/2012 12:15:18 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Phillyred

Hmmm...

Against the law to brandish
Against the law to fire your weapon in a theater
Against the law to fire your weapon in a public setting
Against the law to attempt to shoot someone when your life isn’t in danger
Against the law to kill someone
Against the law to fire at a police officer
Against the law to resist arrest

You know folks, what you could do to fix this, is make more laws.

I’m sure we just haven’t made enough laws to stop this.

The right law would have stopped this guy. We just have to find it. /s

Don’t laugh. This is the Left’s argument. They aren’t laughing.

That’s foam, not your regular saliva.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 1:48:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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