(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A violent and potentially deadly assault has demonstrated how vital Second Amendment rights and concealed carry are for Americans’ safety and survival as a legally armed woman in North Carolina courageously rescued and saved the life of a man who was shot in the face by a violent criminal.
The heroic act of the armed female bystander occurred on November 6 in Shelby, a city of 22,000 in North Carolina’s Cleveland County, according to The Shelby Star.
The woman, legally carrying a firearm, intervened to defend a man who had just been allegedly shot in the face by an assailant, the local newspaper reports, as cited by Fox News and The Daily Caller.
Around 6 p.m. in Shelby, a verbal confrontation broke out between 33-year-old Unterio Jolly and another man, as detailed by local police Captain Seth Treadway.
Following the initial dispute, the two men separated. However, approximately 30 minutes later, Jolly reportedly returned and allegedly shot the man in the face.
In response to this violent act, an unnamed, legally armed female bystander took action to protect the injured victim.
“Right after he does that … a concerned citizen shoots back, trying to protect [the assaulted man] and hits Jolly about five times. She shoots him five times,” Treadway explained.
The victim of the initial shooting suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while Jolly, struck by the bystander’s gunfire, was reported to be in critical but stable condition.
Jolly is currently facing multiple charges for his actions. Those include felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, and assault by pointing a gun.
Captain Treadway mentioned that they would consult with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if these charges should remain as they are.
However, he did not anticipate any charges being filed against the woman who rescued the victim.
“We will consult with the District Attorney’s Office later in the day to see if those charges need to stay the same,” the police officer said, per the outlet.
“I do not expect any charges on the person that returned fire,” he concluded.