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Marine vet called hero for stopping battering of woman in West Allis

Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WEST ALLIS, WI (WTAQ) - A Marine veteran from Milwaukee is being called a hero, after he stopped the battering of a woman in suburban West Allis early Tuesday.

Charlie Blackmore Jr. was driving home from work when he saw a man kicking somebody. So he pulled up, got out, and saw the man walking away like nothing happened.

Blackmore asked what was going on, and the man argued with him – so the Marine pulled a nine-millimeter weapon, and held the suspect at gunpoint until West Allis Police could come and arrest the suspect.

Officials said the man was beating his ex-girlfriend at the time. Prosecutors are considering possible charges.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old Blackmore says his cellphone and Facebook accounts got locked up with messages once the word got out.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke praised Blackmore – and the pro-gun sheriff hopes that someday, people will see this as doing their civic duty. And, oh yes – Blackmore has a state concealed weapons’ permit.