A man was barricaded in his house pointing a rifle at Chad Robichaux – the police officer who responded to the domestic violence call.
“That morning, if you asked me what if a guy points a gun at me,” Chad said. “I’m going to blast him.”
But it was not that easy after Chad glanced in the living room full of family pictures and toys.
“I felt compassion,” Chad said. “It would be such a permanent decision.”
Chad kept his handgun in close, stepped forward and reached for the barrel of the rifle.
“When I grabbed his gun, I really believed I could yank it out of his arms,” Chad said. “I still felt like I was in control.”
They started fighting over each other’s weapons, but the guy was much larger.
“When he grabbed my hand, I knew I was in trouble,” Chad said. “I got pissed. I remember thinking, You’re going to make me kill you.” Continue reading