An armed citizen was captured on camera holding a bloodied knifeman at bay just moments after he murdered his girlfriend in front of their five-year-old son.
David Lee Morris, 29, was arrested after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend Gabrielle Maria Garcia, 28, in a busy Seattle food court in broad daylight.
But before officers arrived, it was Scott Brown who made sure Morris couldn’t flee the scene.
A passerby captured the tense moment Brown kept his gun trained on Morris while another man begged him to put the bloodied knife on the ground.
‘Jesus Chris put his life on the line for you man, it ain’t worth it,’ the man can be heard screaming at Morris.
Brown then tells Morris to get on the ground and put down the knife, but he refuses.
Instead he continues to walk toward Brown, his arms wide open and the knife still in his hand.
The pair walk backwards together for minutes but Brown never lowers his gun.
‘I just kept trying to get him to put down the knife,’ Brown later told KCPQ. ‘We just kept walking backwards and backwards and backwards.’
‘I was looking around for police, security. The point was to hold his focus, there were people around everywhere.’
Brown said that Morris ‘kept trying to convince me to shoot him’, even telling him to ‘make the shot count’ and confessing he had just ‘killed the only person I ever loved’.
Two men who appear to be security guards at the Seattle Center, which includes the city’s famous Space Needle, then arrive and tell everyone to clear the streets.
One of them goes up to Morris and tries to pepper spray him, but he seems unfazed and tries to turn around and walk away.
But Morris then turns back toward Brown, who continues to keep his gun trained on him.
Seattle police finally arrive on the scene and scream at Morris to get on the ground. He falls to his knees and puts his hands in the air but suddenly decides to stand up.
‘He wants to die!’ one female bystander screams as Morris refuses to get back down on the ground.
The police then Taser him and he screams out in pain and falls to the grass.
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Source: Daily Mail