A criminal is in a hospital recovering from a gunshot wound, after he threatened a Veteran with a knife in the parking lot of Pathmark grocery store in Philadelphia, PA:
It was about 5:30 p.m. when William Lawler and his girlfriend were confronted by a man outside of the Pathmark store. Lawler said the man “looked odd from the beginning.”Apparently the man, who was later identified as Dondi DeCosta, became outraged when Lawler looked at him “for no reason,” ABC reported. DeCosta then pulled out a 13-inch knife and allegedly threatened Lawler and his girlfriend while mumbling and cursing at them.Lawler, who is an Army veteran, a firearms instructor, and substitute teacher, unholstered his Glock 9 mm and held it at his side to persuade the man to leave him and his girlfriend alone.“Nine times out of 10, all the gun owner has to do is show the firearm, and the threat goes away,” Lawler told Philly.com, but it was a ploy that didn’t work for DeCosta, who only grew more angry.DeCosta then told Lawler that he would cut him and came at him. But when he got about five feet away, Lawler raised his handgun and fired a shot at DeCosta, striking him once in the groin.
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