Joshua McCann, a 22-year-old truck driver was in San Antonio to pick up a motorcycle for a customer in another state. When he pulled into the shopping center, he was confronted by a man who said he was a police officer.
The ‘police officer’ told McCann to get out of his truck. McCann did, and then asked to see the man’s badge to prove he was actually a police officer. When the man couldn’t produce a badge, he informed McCann that he was going to steal his truck.
That’s when the man’s day turned bad.
McCann sprung into action and drew his concealed carry firearm and shot the man three times in the abdomen.
Responding officers found the suspect sprawled out on the pavement when they arrived. He was taken to University Hospital were he was later pronounced dead.
By that time, McCann had placed his gun on the seat of his truck. Police spoke with him and later confirmed his story with employees from the cycle shop. Several witnesses and the truck driver were taken in to make statements.
An important thing to point out is that McCann had placed his firearm on the seat of his truck before police arrived. This was a good move, either placing the firearm somewhere safe and in your view, or back into your holster. The last thing you want to be doing is holding your firearm when police arrive. Until they sort out the situation, they have no idea who you are or what your intentions are. It’s in everyone’s best interest to secure the firearm in a location other than your hands.