A Good Samaritan Helped an Arizona State Trooper by Fatally Shooting Attacker
News| | By Jason Owen
A bizarre incident in Arizona has been all the rage this morning on social media as a state trooper was saved by a stranger after a roadside confrontation with another man.
According to ABC News, a motorist shot and killed a man who was physically assaulting Department of Public Safety state trooper Edward Anderson. According to multiple reports, the incident started about 4 a.m. when Anderson responded to shots fired along Interstate 10. When Anderson arrived on scene, he found a car wrecked on the side of the road and a woman who had been ejected from the car.
The woman was later pronounced dead.
According to reports, the suspected driver of the car then opened fire on Anderson, striking him in the chest. The suspect then physically attacked Anderson.
“It’s the middle of nowhere, it’s dark, it’s pitch black and there’s cars whizzing by at 80, 85 miles per hour,” said Frank Milstead, Arizona Department of Public Safety director. “And someone come out of the darkness and immediately shoot you.”
That’s when a passerby saw the incident, got out of his car, and asked if he could help. Hearing the officer say yes, the good Samaritan saved him. The person rushed back to their vehicle and grabbed their gun, fired, and killed the suspect.
According to ABC News, the trooper had not been able to speak with the hero, but wanted to thank him for what he did.