A legally armed citizen in Evansville, Indiana, was faced with a split-second decision after a meeting turned violent and ended in gunfire. Despite being shot at, the man chose not to shoot back, thinking first of the safety of the child who was with the man shooting at him.
Kiyel Langley and his girlfriend, Amber Martin, were set to meet Martin’s ex-boyfriend Thursday morning around 10:30. Martin and her ex, who did not wish to be identified, have a child together and agreed to meet in the parking lot of a shopping center, local media reported.
But when the meeting occurred, an argument ensued which quickly led to a physical confrontation. Trying to remove himself from the situation, the ex-boyfriend called his father to come get him. When the man’s father arrived, Langley and Martin – who had the child in the car with them – pulled up behind the father in an attempt to continue the fight.
The argument restarted and Langley pulled out a revolver and opened fire on the ex-boyfriend. The ex, who was also carrying a gun, chose not to fire back at Langley for one simple reason – his child was in the car driven by Langley and Martin.
Instead of grabbing his gun, the ex-boyfriend grabbed his phone and dialed 911. As he was dialing, Langley fired off his last round from his revolver, then fled on foot, ditching his gun somewhere along the way. Martin drove the car away from the area.