On August 16, a felon in Shasta County, California, pulled out a toy gun, threatened to take a baby, and was shot and killed by the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.
According to Redding.com, when the 38-year-old man showed up at the birthday party of the one-year-old child he and Amanda Rizer share, he allegedly became enraged upon finding her new boyfriend there.
He got into an argument with Rizer’s new boyfriend, then walked out to his truck and retrieved “what appeared to be a 9mm handgun.” He said that he “was going to take the child” and pointed the gun at Rizer’s boyfriend, Matthew Robinson.
Fearing for his life, Robinson pulled out a “.38-caliber handgun” and shot the felon in the chest, killing him.
Officers determined “Robinson fired in self defense.”
The deceased felon “was out on bail pending court proceedings for being a felon in possession of a firearm.”
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