Brownsburg, IN — Around 1:15 in the afternoon on July 14th, two men were working in the hot sun. The men, Seth Robertson and a second man who has not been named, were oblivious to the fact that they were being stalked like prey by a violent, angry man intent on murder.
22-year-old Joshua Christopher Hays drove to the cemetary and walked up to the two men. When he got close, he pulled out a gun and started shooting at them.
The two men bolted and ran in opposite directions. Hays chased 36-year-old Seth Robertson and caught up to him at the intersection of 56th and Grant St. He shot Robertson several times in the chest from only a few yards away. Robertson died within seconds.
Hays then turned his attention on the second man, but that man rushed at Hays before Hays had a chance to shoot him. They began to wrestle and fight — the man realized he was fighting for his life.
In the struggle, Hays shot at the second man again, but this time his shot went wild and he struck a car stopped at a nearby traffic light. The driver of the car was wounded by shrapnel, but the shot grabbed his attention and he saw the two men fighting.
Though wounded, the third man was armed and he could tell that if he didn’t intervene, Hays was going to shoot and kill the man he was fighting with. The body of Seth Robertson was lying in the intersection if there was any doubt as to Hays’ intentions.
The third man was legally carrying, so he opened his car door and stood up. By now, Hays had the second man on the ground and was pointing his gun at the man’s head. The third man stopped, took aim, and shot Hays in the chest three times.
A good guy with a gun saved at least one life, if not several more.
Attorney Guy Relford is representing the Good Samaritan. Relford is a firearms enthusiast and has a second amendment show on the local radio stations on the weekend.
Relford said of his client:
“My client looked at that and realized there was one thing he could do and that was take action to save an innocent life,” he told the station. “The scenario was fairly clear to him in that one person was chasing another and the other was saying, ‘no, no, no, no, please don’t shoot me.” And my client, under incredibly stressful circumstances took aim, from his car, took his shot [and] hit the gunman.”
Relford also said that people who use force in self-defense often hire representation to help deal with the aftermath, including police or media interviews.
Relford said his client is not facing any charges, adding that he is protected by Indiana law that allows a person to use reasonable force, including deadly force, to protect themselves or a third person from serious bodily injury.
Relford said his client would also be protected from civil liability per a new state law that grants immunity in cases of self defense. That law went into effect last year. “I really feel this gentleman did everything right including how he handled the aftermath of the shooting,” Relford said.
Another One For The Memory Hole!
Did you hear about this shooting? We didn’t hear about it at the time, that’s for sure.
That’s always suspicious, since a completely unprovoked attack on two random strangers would normally be used by the left to drum up fear about how dangerous guns — and their owners — can be.
The reason this story was memory-holed? Could it be because Joshua Hays is a black man who attacked two white men, completely unprovoked and at random? That sure doesn’t fit the current narrative!
Additionally, the murder was stopped by a good guy with a gun — and more than anything, the left HATES when that happens.
Hats off to the Good Samaritan, whoever he was. You’re an American hero, even if nobody will ever know your name.