Air Force Veteran Joshua Owen Critically Injured Saving A Mother From Attack In Walmart Parking Lot

Air Force veteran Joshua Owen was shot in the face while saving the life of a mother who was being robbed.

Air Force veteran Joshua Owen was shot in the face while saving the life of a mother who was being robbed.

Air Force Veteran Joshua Owen Critically Injured Saving A Mother From Attack In Walmart Parking Lot

Shawnee, Kansas – Air Force veteran Joshua Owen was shot in the face while trying to save a mother from a brutal and random assault. Another hero with a concealed carry firearm was able to take the shooter out.

The events transpired at a Shawnee WalMart, just outside of Kansas City.  While in the parking lot, a mother was strapping her young baby into the car-seat when a pair of scum criminals approached her and began to assault her – in what appears to be a random robbery.

Quickly running to her aid was 33-year-old Air Force veteran Joshua Owen, who attempted to stop the attack. One of the suspects, John Simmons III, presented a gun and shot the veteran several times.  Simmons was then taken down by another good samaritan who was nearby and carrying a concealed firearm.  Simmons died on scene of gunshot wounds doled-out by the good samaritan. The second suspect, Arthur Wyatt III, fled the scene but was later captured by Shawnee Police with a K9.

The motive for the crime is not clear and there is no apparent connection between the mother and two suspects. The hero veteran, Joshua Owen, is currently hospitalized. A GoFundMe for Josh detailed some of the injuries he sustained.

Josh is suffering from three gunshot wounds. He was hit in the face, where the bullet swiped his nose, removing a large portion of the left side, traveled into his cheek shattering bones and damaging nerves and extended up to his left ear. He was also hit in his left wrist, leaving him with a broken wrist and loss of some nerve function in his hand and arm. Lastly, he was hit in his chest where the bullet traveled up into his left shoulder and remains lodged in the bone. His shoulder is also broken.

This event shows us that firearms can save lives and stop crimes when in the hands of competent citizens.  As the current political climate works to defund and disarm police of much needed equipment, the government is also attempting to disarm citizens, leaving them helpless against violent criminals.

Joshua Owen had no health insurance. Please consider donating to pay for this hero’s medical bills HERE.

  • Chris Ashcraft
  • fanciladi

    Prayers for Joshua! This is SO disgusting!!!

  • Jack Reilly

    Hummm, John Simmons III and Arthur Wyatt III…….RACE please……I think I know what race, but I just want to be sure…before I notify the BLaMers…………………I can see the HERO was a WHITE guy, that I know…..GOD bless him, I hope he recovers fully………….but what about the perps????? HUH?????