published : 2023-08-21

Armed Citizen Foils Assault at Texas Restaurant, Shooting Aggressor

An elderly man becomes the victim of a random attack in a Texas Eatery, leading to a confrontation between the assailant and an armed bystander.

An image of the exterior of Woody's Smokehouse with patrons entering, taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

In an unexpected chain of events, an armed man played the hero at Woody's Smokehouse in Texas, downing an aggressive suspect who had knocked an elderly patron unconscious in the restaurant bathroom.

On August 14, just past midday, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a frantic call concerning a shooting at the local smokehouse.

The man in the eye of the storm, identified as Kevin Craig Anderson from Houston, allegedly entered the eatery belligerently, unsettling several customers within the establishment.

A disoriented elderly man being comforted by other restaurant guests, taken with Nikon D850.

Furthermore, it is reported that Anderson proceeded to the bathroom and began a ruthless assault on an elderly man, leaving him unconscious on the cold tiled floor.

As the assault continued, an individual with a carrying license braved the violent scene in an attempt to disrupt the onslaught.

Failing to deter the aggressor, the intervenor himself became a victim of Anderson's raging attack, leaving him no option but to use his licensed firearm.

A close-up of a Texas Ranger badge, symbolizing the initiation of the investigation, taken with Sony Alpha a7 III.

During the ongoing struggle, the armed man managed to fire two shots, hitting Anderson in his right arm.

Following the shooting, Anderson fled the scene in his car, only to be found injured on the side of a nearby highway, from where he was airlifted to a local hospital.

While the case continues to be under investigation by the sheriff's department and Texas Rangers, the frightful incident stands as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of life and the silent heroes amongst us.