Armed Citizen Takes Out Female Shooter At Marijuana Dispensary
Tulsa, OK – A brave good Samaritan with a concealed-carry permit took down an active shooter outside a medical marijuana dispensary on Friday.
The incident occurred at about 6:30 pm on March 27 when 34-year-old Ashley Porter went to a dispensary located in the 5300 block of North Peoria Avenue, Tulsa World reported.
Tulsa Police Lieutenant Brandon Watkins said there was a pickup truck parked behind the dispensary owner’s vehicle in front of the business, blocking a lane of traffic, and there were several people gathered outside chatting.
“It made her angry that the pickup truck was blocking her access,” Lt. Watkins said.
He said there was still room for vehicles to maneuver in the parking lot even with one lane blocked, Tulsa World reported.
Porter didn’t get out of her vehicle, but she exchanged words with some of the people standing in front of the dispensary, and then drove away.
But she returned three minutes later with a gun, Tulsa World reported.
Lt. Watkins said Porter opened fire on the people gathered in front of the dispensary from her car.
One of the people outside the dispensary was a concealed-carry holder, Tulsa World reported.
The prepared good Samaritan pulled out his own gun and returned fire, fatally shooting Porter.
The brave citizen was detained at the scene and questioned by Tulsa police investigators, Tulsa World reported.
“I don’t know that there is going to be an arrest made in this particular case at this point,” Tulsa Police Detective Jason White told KJRH. "We are still going to go down and we are going to talk to him and figure out what his version is.”
Det. White said the incident had been captured by the dispensary’s surveillance cameras.
“Once we get the video and we are able to look at that video, I think it’s going to give us a really good idea of what happened here,” he said.
The concealed-carry holder who stopped the shooter was ultimately released with no charges, Tulsa World reported.
Porter had a prior conviction for reckless conduct with a firearm in Tulsa County in 2017.
She pleaded guilty after an arrest on a domestic assault and battery complaint, according to Tulsa World.