By The Right Scoop


There’s a whole theater full of people thankful that someone showed up with a gun last night to stop a possible massacre in a movie theater (via SooperMexican)

WOAI – A man was shot by an off-duty deputy after investigators say he opened fire at a South Side theater Sunday night, injuring one person.

Authorities said 19-year-old Jesus Manuel Garcia showed up at the China Garden restaurant on Southwest Military Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and opened fire. Investigators say Garcia works at the restaurant and believe the shooting may have something to do with a dispute he had with his girlfriend, who also works at the restaurant. The girlfriend was not at the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, Garcia had made his way into the parking lot of Mayan Palace Theatre next door where he reportedly shot at an officer. The officer was not hit. Garcia then ran inside the movie theater, and movie-goers in the lobby, bathroom, and some theaters reported hearing multiple gunshots. The gunshots caused people inside the theater to panic.

“Everybody was just coming out of the side of the theater, running out the emergency exits. And everyone was screaming and running,” a woman who was at the theater told us.

Authorities said one bystander was shot by Garcia. Garcia was finally stopped by an off-duty deputy who was working at the theater. The deputy shot Garcia four times.

“The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

The injured bystander was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He has been charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $10 million.

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  • joyfulgiver

    Won’t hear about this incident in the MSM. Thank God for the off duty police officer!

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      LOL.. You and I said pretty much the same thing! I guess we know the MSM only too well! :-)

      • Orangeone

        Exactly! Why? Because it was an off-duty police officer, the off-duty police officer clearly arranged with employer to conceal & carry while working, the off-duty police officer is female!

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

          God bless her!

          • Orangeone

            And thank God it was an off-duty officer and not a ticket-taker, can only imagine what that would have caused.

            • http://www.royaldukedesign.weebly.com/ SilentTexan

              lol, you speak the truth, Orangeone! I used to work as a ticket-taker and you do not want to get on our bad side, that’s for sure! >:)

      • bobemakk

        bothof you took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Jazzee

      excellent job officer should be more people armed
      what about the young guy at the Oregon mall……he stopped that shooter
      send this to the media……get it out there

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Hayden/100000357921727 Randall Hayden

      The L-MSM might spin the gun-owner defender into the narrative that only the law or trained personnel should have firearms.

      However, the ability to properly use a firearm is usually over-looked, especially in former military (aka veterans), whom are sometimes classified as risks or potential terrorists. – Why? – Because they support liberty & the Constitution? It certainly doesn’t help that DC gives them a job to do, but ties their hands. Rules of engagement?

      We know that Vietnam was a war (disclosure: ~6yrs old @ its “end”) which Congress disallowed the militarily from winning. The press coverage & convoluted misunderstanding of the public made many domestic issues worse – leading to the weather underground & more overall anti-US sentiment.

      Lefty & OWS thinking: “I like benefits of capitalism, but hate capitalism & am jealous of others’ success.”

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    Expect to not hear about this in the MSM at all! Someone using a gun to stop a potential mass murderer does not fit the agenda… It will be ignored… Prepare instead to see repeats of NObama “crying” and Libtards using the massacre as a jumping off point… To jump on their little hobby horse named “gun control” and push to advance their agenda… Not knowing, nor caring, about the victims other then how they can exploit that tragedy!

    • BlueGood

      Hmmmm…..4 shots in the perp and he’s still breathing?? Note to Off Duty Occifer….”Practice on the Firing Range Bro”

      Good work stopping another Whack Job!

      • Orangeone

        Practice on the Firing Range Sis!

      • Conservative_Hippie

        How do you know she wasn’t shooting at his four limbs to immobilize him and keep him alive?

  • colliemum

    So lemme guess: the officer involved used a semi-automatic gun, right? Seeing that she shot the criminal four times.

    As the criminal obviously couldn’t have cared less about the law, and wouldn’t have given a toss if those guns had been banned, according to Soledad’s fond wishes, can someone ask her if she’d have preferred more people injured and killed, perhaps even the officer, if that officer had used, say, a front-loader, or bow-and-arrows?

    • Orangeone

      She absolutely did! And those 4 shots did not kill the shooter either. Remember the 4 that went into Hasad at Ft. Hood and he kept moving too? Somewhere the science of adrenalin answers the question “why didn’t they fall”.

      • MiketheMarine

        A few have the training and God given gift of one shot and they stop moving perminently. They won’t even twitch if you hit the brain stem.

        • Orangeone

          And that is exactly what I argue needs to be guarding our schools!

          • MiketheMarine

            Many of we, vets would LOVE to do that job to protect our children. What happened in Connecticut should NEVER, EVER be allowed to happen again.

            • Orangeone

              Should have been on this weekend when many strangers were arguing to arm teachers instead of employing retired vets!

      • havetoask

        many of us carry 9mm and they are too fast to much real damage unless you hit a vital organ; using jacketed hollow point bullets will solve a lot of this problem. This is why most law enforcement agencies have gone to the .40 cal as it has more mass/stopping power (lethal type)

        • Orangeone

          I use hollow point in my Ruger!

        • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

          I like the good old .45 ACP. The ballistics on the .40, .45, .38, and 10mm are very similar. My Glock carries 13 rounds plus one, and my XDs carries 7 plus one with the extended mag. It is a good conceal carry gun. You can get more rounds with the 9mm models, but I like the .45 for the mass of the bullet.

    • Orangeone

      And doesn’t this just show how an expert handles the situation? Imagine if this had been a ticket taker instead….

      • colliemum

        Indeed – and doesn’t this show that these trained people are not gun-crazed cowboys who just shoot any old how? Same as that young man at the shopping mall – they are trained, they know what they’re doing and do it.

        But hey, guns are bad … guess the criminals need some leftie re-education …

        • Orangeone

          Well said sis!  And these professionals are on high alert for copycats.

      • MiketheMarine

        Right on, my fire arm friendly, cohort.

        ;-)

    • MiketheMarine

      Shoot, if I’m within 15 ft of a shooter all I need is a pocket knife. He couldn’t draw, aim and fire in the time I could close with and destroy his evil ass.

      • colliemum

        Yes – but then, you’re a Marine!

        You’re the best of the best, and I bet that shooter wouldn’t even notice you coming before it’s too late for him.

      • badbadlibs

        I wish you were guarding the school my DIL teaches at and steps in as principle when needed. I can’t stop worrying about her…I would breath very easy knowing you were there.

        • Orangeone

          Get on the school board to hire a retired vet to provided armed security. Protect the Kids by Hiring a Vet is Win/Win

    • badbadlibs

      There’s a reason soledad is being replaced. They won’t come out and say it, but the level of stupid she exhibits every morning says it all.
      She only made it a year on that program and with the ratings at the bottom, it’s good riddance soledad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I assume that she didn’t have to pack her ball and powder in the barrel after each shot. :)

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Thank God!! Well done officer!!

    • MiketheMarine

      Nothing better at a shooting scene than an ARMED good guy.

      Amen

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Amen myMarine. Good to see you :-)

        • MiketheMarine

          ;-)

      • Orangeone

        ARMED and well-trained good guy (or gal) :<)

        • MiketheMarine

          I stand, Happily, corrected. It was lady shooter that took down hasan nidal, the fort hood shooter too. Love me some armed women. Yeehaaa…..

          • Orangeone

            No correction just expansion of your great expression!

            • MiketheMarine

              Thank you, M’Lady. {deep bow} M’lady, who is armed, too. I love that.

              • Orangeone

                Love the 2nd Amendment!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Me too. It’s one of my favorite 12 or so of all my rights and makes keeping the rest of them a tad bit more likely.

                  LOL

                • MiketheMarine

                  That is one cute little kittie as an avatar. I can not get enough of that sweet little pile of white fur with the Auburn background..

                  ;-)

                • Orangeone

                  Wolfie made her auburn to match my handle, she was originally pink!  She’s one tough little kitty, being the runt of the litter has that affect.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Wolfie is one skilled computer dude, is he not?

                  And I love the handle and the kittie. I like little tough gals, even if they are of the feline species. Sadly, tho, kittie cats smell something fishy (wolfie) about me and tend to remain arms length plus 2 inches away at all times.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T.

    The crazies are really coming out of the woodwork this time of the year. He’s angry with his relationship. He then goes and takes it out on other people. Same story with the guy in Indiana. Bet you won’t hear that on the state run media. It was my bro’ who told me about that one.

  • NYGino

    Wouldn’t surprise me if the off duty heroine had charges brought against her and was subsequently sued by Garcia for interfering with his rights or some such charge. She then comes before a liberal judge who, in the name of fairness, throws the book at her and rewards Garcia with millions of dollars which will be paid for by out taxes.

    I know this is an idiotic post but we are living in an idiotic world today.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Not idiotic myNY. It’s happened that way in Canada. It’s pathetic.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZSU2D67ODNZOKEZYHXONQ4F5Y John

      very possible scenario….on top of him being here illegally, possibly.

      • Orangeone

        If that’s the case, we will NEVER hear about it.

    • Orangeone

      Sorry NY, I didn’t see before I posted the same below!

      • NYGino

        Great minds Orangeone. We all do that. Now all I need is your personal information so I can sue you for plagiarism.

        • Orangeone

          Feel free to serve the papers via a Scoop post, I’ll waive personal service :)

          • NYGino

            I’d be willing to settle out of court for a couple of “Likes” thrown my way.

            • Orangeone

              I “liked” you today :) and will continue to do so not as a means of settlement but because your posts are simply EXCELLENT and LIKABLE!

              • NYGino

                Wow! My face is turning slightly red. You’re sweet Orangeone, thank you for the kind words.

                • Orangeone

                  No need for the shade of red.  You are an absolutely awesome intellect on Scoop and my knowledge increases with each of your posts.  I’m thankful you share!

                • NYGino

                  A privilege.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      If I had to use my weapon to stop a crime, I might consider trying to conceal the fact that it was me, just for that reason.

      • Orangeone

        Almost makes me want to go to law school to defend those that conceal and carry

    • Orangeone

      This post is spot on!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    Gee that doesn’t fit the left’s narrative now does it?!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZSU2D67ODNZOKEZYHXONQ4F5Y John

      too bad there wasn’t the fifth, “finishing off” shot…
      Now we will pay for his hospital, his recuperation “therapy”;
      he may sue the mall…….

      • Orangeone

        And the off-duty officer and the officer’s police department. I bet Allred is already at the hospital taking on her new client.

  • resolute2012

    Copycat nut case. People watch too much tv these days and think shooting people up is just one of those harmless games they have played since out of the crib or have watched on CSI or similar harmful non-ending violent crime shows crud they’ve been fed all their stupid lives. Watch it keep happening too — young people in their teens to 30 these days no longer seem to recognize reality from make believe or even care much.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      The trouble is it gives them ideas. Columbine inspired school shooters and Osama inspired terrorists. There is no changing that.

  • MiketheMarine

    This is why all honorably discharged vets should receive automatic nationally recognized Concealed Carry Permits. This is how a psycho shooting up some place should end.

    EVERY damn time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I generally don’t like nationalizing anything, but that would be one to consider. I would leave it up to the states to participate, just as a constitutional matter. I like to preserve states rights when possible, even when the feds could do a seemingly good thing.

      The problem is, the federal government is targeting vets as possible terrorists, and moving to take their 2nd amendment right away as much as possible.

      I would have no problem with a national campaign sponsored by a private organization that the states signed on to, and that would vet those who wanted a state to state permit. I don’t think that it would have to be limited to law enforcement and ex-military.

  • denbren52

    ABC News has it sufficiently buried on their web site. You have to search because there is not a link anywhere on the main news pages. I wonder why?

  • Sober_Thinking

    2 people with guns… one is a deranged idiot who tried to commit a horrible crime. It appears the bad old gun that he had tried to make him kill people. The other person, an off-duty cop who was legally carrying a gun, stopped the deranged punk from doing something truly terrible. The man behind the second gun is deservedly hailed as a hero. Both had guns… one guy is bad and one guy is good.

    People are the problem and the solution… not the damn guns. If any liberals out there want me to use smaller words or talk slower, I’ll be glad to further dumb things down for your small minds.

    • Orangeone

      The off-duty officer is female :) And yes she is a heroine in my book!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Good catch… I stand corrected.

        • Orangeone

          It’s totally okay, I had the same until I went back and re-read to see if I could identify the city

    • badbadlibs

      Another difference to be added to your well thought out piece. One person tried to stop the shooter with a gun, both are alive to tell the tale.
      Another persontried to stop a different shooter with just her body, both (sadly for the one who tried to stop the carnage) are dead.
      How the obvious differences of the two incidents escapes the liberal mind is beyond understanding.

      • TimeForAnarchy

        “Liberal mind” is an underused oxymoron. Giant shrimp. Government intelligence.

        et al………..

        • badbadlibs

          You have a point.

      • Orangeone

        The one who succeeded is specially trained to do that and even with that training, the perp is still alive. School administrators are not and should not be, rather then need to be arguing to the school board to have the proper expert on site to provide the level of security needed.

        • MiketheMarine

          Right, wy waste tax dollars already spent on training hundreds of thousands of us in the proper use, care and handling of firearms. We’ve already trained them, now lets us put them to good use.

          • Orangeone

            As I’ve been saying for days Hire a Vet and Save Children is Win/Win!

            • MiketheMarine

              I agree. I couldn’t join you guys this weekend cause this subject has bruised my soul. I was in physical pain from it .

      • Sober_Thinking

        Good point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.chacon3 Frank Chacon

    Good thing someone was there to stop this other nut. If you are so upset go blow your own brains out and not innocent people

    • Betsey_Ross

      Sequence is everything.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    There’s a true American hero.

  • havetoask

    What I really fail to understand is: why do we take this individual to a hospital and surgically fix what we did to him? why don’t we just let the bums bleed out?

    • Orangeone

      Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sometimes justice is lengthy (Ft. Hood) but it is the best system in the world.

      • MiketheMarine

        Let’s all rejoice in the fact that the Fort Hood shooter is paralyzed from midchest down and the very few pleasurable activities available to a male prisoner is beyond his physical capabilities. That gives me warm fuzzies to think of his lonely, misery.

        • Orangeone

          Great reminder!  But I’m sure our tax dollars are providing for his sexual needs as well, ugh, and will likely be used for any possible surgery to restore that functionality.

          • MiketheMarine

            A severed spine makes all that IMPOSSIBLE. Yay……

            • Orangeone

              For now….not saying it’s right at all to help this slime.  I prefer a quick and just verdict followed by prompt execution by firing squad.

              • MiketheMarine

                I agree. I think we should sew him in a shroud and dump him overboard like we supposedly did to UBL, but leave him alive. He should be permitted to meet the shark that will process his protein to sustain life and it would make PETA happy too.

  • Orangeone

    O/T but this is frightening! Holder is storing info on citizens when no crime committed. From Chaffetz & Gowdy

    http://gowdy.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=315502

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      The feds have been storing our communications for years. They are using services like Facebook, YouTube, Google, etc. to compile these communications on people, and then they build lists and prioritize them based on key words. They are not supposed to look at them without a court approval, but there is nobody watching the watchers.

      Nothing we do or say is private any longer unless we have our cell phone batteries removed, or purposely seek to avoid all devices that they now monitor. This post will be stored for possible future use.

      • Orangeone

        Known but apparently it is yet another violation of law but this crooked administration.  I’m glad Chaffez and Gowdy are on top of this and holding Holder’s feet to the fire.  It’s another piece for them to launch against him.

        • MiketheMarine

          Well, let’s get them started. Any inside info on when God plans on getting rid of Reid?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Hayden/100000357921727 Randall Hayden

    Shame, sad, wasteful & unjust that perpetrators are given prime medical treatment at taxpayer expense — not necessarily advocating no regenerative help.

    There could be delay or error in determining if the injured had been the aggressor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Hayden/100000357921727 Randall Hayden

    I tried to respond to a previous comment, but it didn’t work.
    The comment had a link something like:
    uu uu uu.irrelevance/money/scam.dum
    (Get the initial letters? “Double ‘U’ “)

    My reaction to that or similar:

    Thanx for the link on money-making.
    Glad yer so honest.
    I increased my homely income by $12.463972 Gazoushand in the last 2:37 parsecs.
    Have sufficient dough to update my dwelling in the sky.
    Maybe I’ll get facial surgery to reduce my prostitution expense.

  • 2hairs

    Is Soledad O’Brian going to interview the off-duty deputy? Is Obama going to call her and thank her for save those lives with a gun?

  • Nukeman60

    One has to ask two very important questions here. Number one, did Obama’s people forget to tell this perp that it was supposed to be a gun-free zone he attacked? I think he missed the memo. Does that mean the administration will cut off his drugs they promised?

    And two, has Eric Holder sent any NBPP members to put a bounty on the head of this heroic off-duty officer. After all, discharging a weapon without the government’s permission probably saved dozens of lives. What a waste of a perfectly good crisis.

    These situations are coming far too “Fast and Furious” for any of it to be a coincidence. I’m full-blown conspiracy on this now. A guy has an argument with his girlfriend, so he naturally shoots up the restaurant where he works and where she is not at, and then goes next door to shoot up a theater. Seems logical to me (not).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6AADUZXVWSB2DJYZFD2MJBVU3Q ram

    so where is obama to honor the brave officer who saved many lives that night? it does not fit his adgenda so it will be ignored. how about the morons from msnbc,cnn,nbc and abc?

  • ApplePie101

    God bless her. Is an off-duty police officer ever really off-duty?

    The only question now is, which members of the legal profession will work day and night to get this would-be mass-murderer back out on the streets again?

  • worldview21

    The point all you gun morons are missing is that in most civilised countries this would never have even happened as little twerps like Garcia can’t get their stupid hands on a gun in the first place. 58 gun deaths in the UK 2010 pop. 65 million. Go figure.

  • worldview21

    Seems your comment policy also includes deleting any opinion that differs from the house editorial stance. I said take away guns and no gun violence, you deleted it.