Grandmother uses Semi-Automatic Rifle to Hold Suspect for Police

On 17 June, 2019, in Limestone County, Alabama, the police had been pursuing a stolen vehicle. The driver crashed the vehicle and fled. Four hours later, a 15 year old girl spotted the suspect and immediately told her 75-year-old grandmother. Marcia Black got her Ruger 10-22 rifle and confronted the suspect, Cameron Powers, in her driveway. Then she held him for police. From waaytv.com:

About four hours after deputies say Cameron Powers crashed a stolen car during a high-speed chase on E & L Lane, he showed up in Black’s grandmother’s driveway.

“He didn’t have a shirt on and didn’t have any shoes on,” Allie Ruth Black said.

Black spotted Powers and immediately called 9-1-1, while her 75-year-old grandmother, Marcia, got her rifle and confronted the man about the crash that happened just down the road from her home.

“He said, ‘No, ma’am, I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Black said. “And she said, ‘Well, I’m going to need you to lay down in the grass.’”

When the man kept moving closer to her home, Black’s grandmother reacted.

“She shot up in the air and he hit the ground as hard as he could,” Black said.

The police came and arrested Powers. We know the rifle make because 15-year-old Allie showed it to the reporter.

 

The home is in a rural area in Alabama.

Marcia Black fired a warning shot to obtain compliance with her demands to Powers. In this case, the warning shot worked; the suspect complied.

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