Cypress, TX - A retired Houston police officer was in his front yard when he came under a sudden, unprovoked attack from a man armed with a machete.
The incident happened just before 7 PM on Saturday in northwest Harris County, when the retired officer was doing yard work.
According to ABC 13, the retired officer, 58, noticed his 20-year-old neighbor walking down the street with a ski mask on. He asked the man if he was okay, to which he replied, yes, he was there to kill him. The man then pulled out a machete and began to chase the officer around his yard.
Things would seem bleak for this retired officer, because who does yard work in their front yard while armed? This badass does.
The retired Houston officer drew his firearm and opened fire on his attacker, shooting him in the stomach.
The suspect was transported to the hospital on LifeFlight and is expected to survive. According to neighbors, the man has a history of mental illness.
We are glad this hero was armed and prepared.
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