A 31-year-old victim of the man and woman team responsible for murdering two police officers Sunday is being called a "hero" by officials for attempting to use his gun to take them down.
Sadly, Mr. Joseph Robert Wilcox was unsuccessful. As Wilcox approached shooter Jerad Miller, NBC reports, Amanda Miller snuck up on him from the rear and shot him "several times in the ribs." Stated police:
He had no idea the wife was walking behind him. This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter.
Wilcox's bravery has been lauded by both left and right. Breitbart's coverage comes as no surprise, but even the oft-sarcastic Wonkette managed to summon praise:
Thank you for trying, Mr. Wilcox. Unfortunately, your concealed weapon is no good when someone sneaks up behind you and shoots you in the head. We are very, very sorry you are dead.Via NBC, Breitbart and Wonkette.