charlie blackmoreThank god for Marine Corps veteran, Charlie Blackmore. Early last Tuesday morning, when he was on his way to work, he happened to catch a woman being beaten by a man on the side of the road. The woman was allegedly being kicked in both the head and stomach by her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Kenneth Harris; and when Blackmore saw what was happening, he immediately pulled his car over and put a stop to it.

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After getting out of his car, the vet, who served in the Marines from 2005 to 2007, demanded that the suspect get away from the woman. Harris, who stands over 6-feet and is about 220 pounds, then allegedly started toward Blackmore, and that's when Blackmore drew his gun. The suspect began taunting him, reportedly saying: "Shoot me, then", and that's when Blackmore called 911. In the tape, he's heard saying: "There’s a black male that just beat up a female in the street. He’s walking away from me. I told him to stop. If you come at me, I will shoot you." Police showed up, forced the suspect to the ground, and asked for Blackmore's concealed carry permit, which he showed them. Harris has been charged with substantial battery and could face up to three and a half years in prison if convicted. According to Blackmore, the victim's eye had swollen shut from the beating, and her nose looked broken.

So yeah, thank god for Charlie Blackmore. Who knows what would have happened to this poor woman had he not driven by at that very moment? If she had a swollen eye and broken nose, clearly nothing good. Blackmore should be considered a hero -- not just for serving our country, but for potentially saving a woman's life.

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