John Bigwood saved Glenda J. Gully from assault, Sacramento, California, February 21, 2012. After a gunman shot and killed a man in the parking lot of an office building, he chased Gully, 49, into the building’s lobby and, firing again, threatened her as she sought refuge at the security desk. Bigwood, 57, land surveyor, was in an adjoining room. Hearing the gunfire, he stepped into the lobby and saw Gully and the assailant, recognizing them. When Bigwood walked toward the assailant and stood between him and Gully, the assailant told him he was going to shoot Gully, and then he pointed the gun at Bigwood and threatened him. As Bigwood advanced, the assailant lowered his gun, Bigwood then convincing him to leave the building. The assailant exited the building, Bigwood following. Outside, the assailant shot himself, inflicting a mortal wound as police were arriving.
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