Last week, Jay posted an article about the spread of the so-called “Knockout Game,” and five tips for how to avoid it. In this follow-up post, I’d like to share with you an instance of a victim of this “game” who fought back.
Knockout “Game” Victim
The first attack was reported near the end of August. According to the news report, the victim was a Michigan resident and concealed carry permit holder. His alleged assailant was 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. The “Knockout Game,” also called “Point ‘Em Out, Knock ‘Em Out” among other names, generally entails that a group of youths single out a target, and then one (or more than one) of the group attempts to strike their target hard enough to knock them unconscious. Weaver and his friends had identified their victim, a father waiting to pick up his daughter at her school bus stop. But, Marvell was planning a twist; he had a stun gun (a black KL-800) that he was planning to use to incapacitate his mark.
The teen walked up behind the 28-year-old man, passed him, and then turned around to jab the stun gun into his target’s side. Fortunately for the intended victim, the stun gun didn’t function. The concealed carrier, thinking he had been stabbed, drew his carry gun and fired at Weaver as the teen turned to run away. His .40 S&W round struck the seventeen-year-old in the buttock, stopping him in his tracks. Weaver plopped himself down on the other side of the street and the concealed carrier dialed 911.
[Edited: Second Victim removed due to unverifiable source.]
What might you have done in this victim’s circumstances?
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