From the Houston Chronicle:
By Mike Glenn and Anita Hassan
A woman accused of shooting a man with a bow and arrow at her father's workplace before being shot by two civilians and a Houston police officer has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...First I have to say that this woman is lucky to be alive, being shot by three different people and surviving is beating the odds a bit.
Next I have to comment on the Chron's anti gun bias. Note the headline "Police shoot woman..", what a load of crud. Who were the first responders at the scene who stopped this female goblin's rampage? And how many more people would have been injured or killed if they were not on site and armed?
Police and witnesses said that Parker shot Armando Silva in the chest with a hunting bow and arrow after she entered the offices of Texas Components Corp. in northwest Houston.It took the police 15 minutes to respond. How many more people could have been hurt or even killed in that 15 minutes?
Silva, 49, was reported in good condition at Ben Taub today.
Police are still trying to determine the motive for the incident. Officers said the violence erupted after Parker came into the office in the 1600 block of West Sam Houston Parkway with a hunting bow and arrows and what appeared to be a handgun about 3 p.m. Monday.
Her father works there and was in the building at the time, police said, but it was not clear whether she was looking for him.
After walking into the company's micro-electronics division, Parker shot Silva with an arrow and then pointed the apparent gun at two other employees, police said.
Those employees, who are licensed to carry concealed handguns, fired "numerous" shots at Parker, hitting her several times, investigators said.
Parker dropped her pistol, which later was found not to be a real gun, and retreated to an office with the bow and arrow, officers said. Workers at nearby businesses took cover and called police.
Police arrived about 3:15 p.m...
This is how it is supposed to work. A deranged goblin enters the work place with the intent to create havoc and kill people. The people use their inherent right to self defense and the most efficient tools available to stop the deranged goblin in her tracks. The police come in, mop up, and take statements. Officers did have to shoot the goblin one more time as she still had the bow and attempted to draw it on them, but lives were saved by two men who had made the decision to be responsible for their own lives. Good on them.