Ervin Rivers rescued Renaldo J. Castillo from assault, Menlo Park, California, May 7, 1994. At night, neighbors and friends Castillo, 59, and Rivers, 51, fire captain, and their wives were outside their houses, talking, when a woman drove upon the scene and parked. She exited the car and produced a shotgun, which she then aimed and fired at Castillo. Castillo and the men’s wives fled. Rivers approached the assailant from behind as she prepared to fire at Castillo again. He grasped the gun and deflected it from Castillo as it discharged, then took the assailant to the ground and struggled with her for control of the gun. Police arrived shortly and arrested the assailant. Castillo sustained a superficial wound to his shoulder, and Rivers sustained a laceration to his forehead during the struggle. Both recovered.
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