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Driver runs over man wielding shotgun, officials say

An East Los Angeles man arriving home Wednesday was greeted by another man wielding a shotgun in his driveway and ran him over, officials said, pinning the gunman underneath the vehicle until authorities came to arrest him.

The alleged gunman, Jason Perez, 25, was waiting in the driveway of the home on Nevada Avenue south of Michigan Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., said Sgt. Michael Thomas, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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When the driver saw Perez pointing the shotgun at him, he "stepped on it and ran him over," Thomas said.

The alleged gunman was pulled out from underneath the vehicle by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and then booked, Thomas said.

The driver of the vehicle was not arrested because he acted in self-defense, Thomas said.

-- Stephen Ceasar

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This is crazy stuff. Hope they keep this guy locked up.

this is justice, east la style

That's exactly what I would do too.

Boy, what did the driver of that car do to piss Jason off? Quick thinking, though.

awesome. Send this guy over to Goldman Sachs, there's a ton of criminals that need the same......

Awesome...however, I wonder what other criminal activities the driver was involved in...Sounds like some retribution was about to be paid out, probably involving a dispute over something not exactly legal...

We'll have to wait for Chapter 2 as that plays out in a month or two...

but, good job anyway...

Good defensive driving there buddy!

I'll bet Pancho got the surprise of his life when the "victim" gunned his engine and ran the little punk down.

Maybe there needs to be more self defense going on.

Way to go, Amigo!

this guy is awesome. we need more street justice. why is it that the cops are the only ones allowed to retaliate and keep communities safe?

Every person has the right to defend themselves against bodily harm. He saw a man point a shotgun at him and acted quickly.


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