Michael Jerome Cade rescued a woman from assault, Houston, Texas, May 17, 2013. A 26-year-old woman screamed for help after a man broke into the shop where she worked and, at gunpoint, dragged her outside and forced her into his pickup truck. A patron of the barbershop two doors away, Cade, 45, vocational rehabilitative specialist, witnessed the attack. He left the shop, approached the assailant at the driver’s side of the truck, and pushed him away. A struggle between the men ensued, during which the assailant pointed the gun at Cade and fired twice, grazing his scalp. As Cade and the assailant continued to fight for control of the gun, going to the pavement at the rear of the truck, the woman fled the vehicle to safety. Another man from the barbershop approached the assailant and applied a chokehold, allowing Cade to remove the gun from the immediate scene. The second man held the assailant to the pavement until police arrived and arrested him. The woman sustained minor injuries, and Cade required hospital treatment for gunshot wounds, fractures, and lacerations. He recovered.
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