Just after 1a.m. Saturday, a West Jordan, Utah man was out walking his dog when he heard a man and a woman in a very heated argument. The man walking his dog then asked the woman if she needed any assistance.
The man in the argument then attacked. According to Officer J.C. Holt,"It was apparent that there was quite a physical altercation between these two". The Good Samaritan was armed with a handgun, drew the gun, and discharged it.
The round struck his attacker in the hip, just missing the femoral artery. The Good Samaritan was taken to the hospital and treated for a severe cut above one of his eyes. The attacker was treated and is still in critical condition.
Officer Holt's thought's on the whole incident, "Sometimes if you intervene in a situation, you can't predict the outcome and sometimes it can be dangerous or even fatal".