Shooting At Hobbit Movie Thwarted

He was prevented from entering the theater by an off duty sheriff's deputy working theater security. The deputy shot him once, abruptly ending his shooting spree. “She did what she felt she had to do,” Antu said. “I feel that she saved a lot of lives by taking the action she had to take.”

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it would not of been for her to take action there could of been alot of people killed and hurt another hero that needs to be reconized and commadated for her brave actions God bless her and I have to say thanks for saving alot of peoples lives even though I don't live there

Anonymous said...

More people need to be so brave. She is a true hero.

Anonymous said...

Where was this and why isn't it on the news?

Anonymous said...

It was not in the news because it glamorizes gun's, The politician's don't want that, so you don't see it in the news.

Anonymous said...

SAN ANTONIO -- A man was shot by an off-duty deputy after investigators say he opened fire at a South Side theater Sunday night, injuring one person.

Authorities said 19-year-old Jesus Manuel Garcia showed up at the China Garden restaurant on Southwest Military Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and opened fire. Investigators say Garcia works at the restaurant and believe the shooting may have had something to do with the breakup with his girlfriend, who also works at the restaurant. The girlfriend was not at the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

The employees inside the restaurant fled out a side door into the parking lot. Investigators said Garcia began chasing the employees and continued firing at them as they ran through the parking lot and into the Mayan Palace Theatre next door.

As Garcia was running through the parking lot, he shot the windshield of a San Antonio Police patrol car after an officer in the car shined a spotlight on him. The officer was not injured.

Garcia then ran inside the movie theater, where he continued his search for the restaurant employees. Movie-goers in the lobby, bathroom, and some theaters reported hearing multiple gunshots. The gunshots caused people inside the theater to panic.

"Everybody was just coming out of the side of the theater, running out the emergency exits. And everyone was screaming and running," a woman who was at the theater told us.

Authorities said one person was shot by Garcia.

Garcia was finally stopped by an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Department officer who was working security at the theater. Officials said the officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, heard the gunfire inside the theater and ran towards the sound of the shooting to find out what was going on. Sgt. Castellano spotted Garcia coming out of a bathroom with his gun drawn and fired at him, shooting him four times.

"The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater," Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

An off-duty San Antonio Independent School District officer who was also at the theater helped take Garcia into custody.

The man who was shot by Garcia was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He has been charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $10 million.

Anonymous said...

doesn't fit their agenda

Anonymous said...

I looked it up in the Alamo City paper and could not find it?

Randolph Wolfson said...

Google "Sgt. Lisa Castellano Mayan Palace Theatre" and you will find a ton of logal media links to this story. looks legit to me.

Anonymous said...

First of all get ur story strait . He was at a restaurant in the same center as the movie theatre looking for a girl he was involved with. His gun jammed and everyone started to run out . He chase people into the theatre and shot someone once in the chest tha t had nothing to do with the incident . He was shot four times by the officer . It was because of the movie. Its people like you that cause panic . So if your going to post something get your fact strait.... SMH.

Anonymous said...

Ditto

Mack Smith said...

This is a good story it ends as it should gunman down police up ! This is gun control not taking away guns from good people but making sure that good people with guns are in place to take out or stop people that make bad decisions that involve guns.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else find it coincidental that it was the MAYAN theater???

Anonymous said...

That's pretty much what the above article says so I'm not sure what you are complaining about. Shaking MY head.....or SMH if I must translate it into "dumbspeak" for you.

Anonymous said...

This isn't advocating that everyone have guns, per se. The actions were done by trained law enforcement veterans. If there was a requirement that all people who carry receive similar training and firearms certification, it would be an easier sell to counter gun control arguments.

Anonymous said...

I Truely agree!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I was thinking.

Anonymous said...

yea it IS great when we let the POLICE do the job they were trained for, not you.

Anonymous said...

I think we'll find this at Snopes later in the week.

Anonymous said...

This is obviously a planted fake article by the NRA/Neo-conservatives. There is nothing on the news about it or on cnn.com or msnbc.com; why would they NOT report this story in the wake of Sandy Hook? Makes no sense. Think people. Don't be lemmings.

Anonymous said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57559506/shots-fired-patrons-panic-at-san-antonio-theater/

Anonymous said...

CNN and MSNBC wouldn't report this story because it doesn't fit Obama's agenda. If they report this story, people would possibly start to realize that the answer to our mass shooting problem is more guns, more concealed carry permits. And they also wouldn't report it especially becuase it's right after Sandy Hook, when the debate is still fresh. But I doubt that I've convinced you, so why don't you take the time to look it up, and see if there are any local stories being published, instead of assuming we're all idiots.

Anonymous said...

You are a moron...

Kathryn Embree said...

Not a good link, can it be corrected?

Anonymous said...

Need more GOOD PEOPLE TO CARRY! Make the bad guys think twice! You cant prevent metal ilness that make them do what they do! Sane people will not even THINK of doing something like that!

Anonymous said...

Because it is not on cnn.com or msnbc.com it is not true??! Sounds to me that you are acting like a lemming. Get out of your box and look at what is going on in the real world and stop getting your information strictly from politically motivated media sources.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Breakup-sparked-theater-shootout-4123414.php

Anonymous said...

Explain to me how someone can be "Pro-Life" and also be "Pro Gun"? I'd say there's a bit of a conflict there.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO NEWS ON THIS BECAUSE IT IS FAKE.

Anonymous said...

How does it "glamorize" guns? Both (alleged) people (allegedly) had them.

Anonymous said...

It isn't on massive news outlets, because it doesn't sell like the mass shootings do.....corrupt cops, bad cop shootings, and mass casualty incidents always rank higher in the number of papers they can sell. A justified officer involved shooting is expected, because it is what they are expected to do....just another day at the office, so to speak. Until we get our priorities straight in this country, that is the way it will always be. It sucks, but it's true.

Dean Prange said...

Get your spelling straight. If you wish people to consider your reply to be intelligent you're going to have to present it intelligently.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php <---- Looks to me that it is real since their own News is going on about it! Ppl rather then making yourselves look even more stupid do research before plastering your stupidity! It is real has been real! Stop believing everything the news does or doesn't not put on TV or did you forget Obama has control over that! If it don't fill what he wants it won't air!

corey magin said...

LOL - so with your logic, shootings are never in the media/news.

Dave Smith said...

excuse me? that is a completely idiotic statement. ProLife is the belief that innocent unborn children's lives should not be extingished on a whim because it doesn't fit someones lifestyle. Pro Gun is the belief that I have the right to protect myself with a gun from crimminals who are threating my life. no conflict at all there. There is a big difference between innocence and malice.

Dave Smith said...

here you go idiot http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is what the article said. However, everyone on here is acting like it's a shooting similar to the Aurora shooting. Not even close. He wasn't targeting movie-goers. He was chasing people from the restaurant into the theater. The headline of the article suggests he was at the theater for the Hobbit film. He just happened to be in one showing that movie. So, is my grammar good enough for all of you to understand? Funny, that he's pointing out what should be obvious to everyone and no on has a real reply, you all just complain about the spelling and grammar. Interesting argument there.

Paul Jordan said...

I just Google searches "San Antonio Theater Shooting" and I got stories from Huffington Post, The Inquisitr , CBS Local‎ , San Antonio Express, www.woai.com, www.ksat.com, www.cbsnews.com, etc, etc. All it takes is 30 seconds to do a search. Just because MSNBC and CNN don't carry it, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Effing liberals and their so-called smart thinking is what this country has to blame for a lot of its problems. Now they want to be the end all, be all of the media. IDIOTS!

Anonymous said...

Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. The politicians want us to live in fear instead of letting us protect ourselves. They want the public to be dependant on them, they don't want the public to see what good a gun can do, or how they can prevent needless deaths of the innocent.

Anonymous said...

Not in the media because the media is against guns...there were 1200 gunmen stopped by legal gun carrying citizen's last year alone...how many did you hear about in the news???

Anonymous said...

Did you know.....• A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school's vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck. • A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun. • A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard. • A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter. • A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened. • A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns. • A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun. • At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon. 2500 times last year alone legal gun owners stopped violent crime when confronted with it long before any police assistance ...

Anonymous said...

Here's a link: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php

Here's another: http://www.inquisitr.com/441836/san-antonio-theater-shooting-at-least-one-injured-suspect-in-custody/

And here's a third: http://www.ksat.com/news/2-injured-in-shooting-at-Santikos-Mayan-14-theater-on-Southwest-Military-Drive/-/478452/17798632/-/13reso8/-/index.html

Satisfied?

Anonymous said...

I took a 13 week college course given at Lane Community College, Eugen, Oregon some years ago on Civilian Hand Gun Use and Saftey.
It was the most fun and best most educational course I have ever had! My husban and I hunt regularly every year and we also Bow hunt so we have sharp arrows too...are they gonna ban Broadhead arrows and take those away too???
Not the weapon of choice for most criminals as it does require some little bit of skill to operate!

I am well trained and and my favorite gun is a Beretta Officers Commemorative issue 9MM with Tac light and CTC laser Grips! SWEET!!!

Anonymous said...

Corey magin, yes shootings are in the news, but lot of times when it ends up that the bad guy loses, its a small blip. Whrn the bad guy wins, we never hear the end of it.

Anonymous said...

Youre all stupid for focusing on someones spelling mistake. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for missing the entire point and making a big deal about a spelling error. Good job, good job indeed.

Anonymous said...

your retarded. it does not glamorize guns. some whacko killing 20 kids is a big f$%kin deal. stories like that are what the politicians want people to see, so they have the reason to take away our civil rights. This cop was brave, risking her life, she probably didn't have a vest on, being off duty. this didn't make the news because no one died, and it adds support to why we, as Americans, deserve the right to defend ourselves.

Anonymous said...

You're.

Chadetta Blankenship said...

We are going to see armed security at many venues where numerous people gather. It is not at all unwelcome. Come in and make yourself at home. We need protection. We pay a king's ransom to get into the theater, the least they can do is protect us while we enjoy the movie.

Anonymous said...

What is astounding is the number of absolute idiots commenting that seemingly have no ability to do a simple Google search which will easily verify the validity of the incident. These idiots are also the ones who vote and evidently outnumber the rest of us. Perhaps they should all move to a country more in keeping with their beliefs, rather than ruining mine.

Ed Short said...

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
IT'S A NO BRAINER!
DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

Anonymous said...

An innocent person is shot dead and you fucking idiots consider this a success?

Anonymous said...

This comment fits well within the intelligence level of the other commenters here.

Anonymous said...

Was this for real?

Anonymous said...

Just because your libtard media didn't report it, doesn't mean it didn't happen. I guess you really did investigate before you posted your comment. Typical biased, opinionated Liberal. You see, it did happen... Mayan 14 is on South West Military Drive in San Antonio, TX. Our local media did report it!! I guess I got all my insults in for tonight, I felt like balancing the field.

Anonymous said...

:) thanks our grankids could have been in that threater

Anonymous said...

Read it again, NO BODY DIED!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... wonder why did this not make the headlines in my news area? Derp!

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