At about 7:15 am on May 15, 2021, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, 26-year-old Zachary Arnold left his apartment and began yelling at other residents of the complex.
“You guys get out here, come out here, everyone get out of this building right now,” Arnold screamed repeatedly, according to one witness.
Some people came out to see what was going on, but ran back inside their apartments when they saw the killer armed with a semi-automatic rifle.
Lois Hicks, 87, was one of the people who came out to see what the commotion was about. She attempted to run back inside her apartment, but the Arnold was able to stop her from closing and locking her door. He shot the elderly woman multiple times inside her apartment.
When Hicks was dead, the killer left her apartment and began shooting into random apartments.
Then a hero resident of the complex, armed with his own rifle, put an end to the would-be mass murderer’s plans.
The Good Samaritan fired once, killing Zachary Arnold before he could commit any further carnage.
“If he [the good samaritan] didn’t do that, who knows how much worse it could have gotten,” resident Amber Lane said to reporters.
Fact: A good guy with a gun is the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun.