Surveillance footage shows the moment a bunch of customers tackled a man, who has since been released on bond, after he whipped out a gun on his ex-girlfriend while she was bartending.
The incident unfolded in Austin, Texas Saturday when the Austin Police Department received a call from the Anderson Mill Pub around 11:37 a.m..
Surveillance footage shows 41-year-old Gavin Rush approaching the bar where his ex-girlfriend was working. Rush was seen placing a leather satchel on the bar counter before he reportedly asked his ex-girlfriend to talk to him, the affidavit reportedly said. The victim refused to talk, prompting Rush to whip out a pistol and point it at her chest, the affidavit said, according to KVUE.
That’s when customers tackled Rush and held him down until officers arrived on scene. (RELATED: Man Charged With Murdering, Dismembering Girlfriend, And Stuffing Her In A Suitcase)
“Every time I watch that video, I just want to throw up, you know,” one of the heroic customers said, according to KVUE.
“I don’t remember doing this, but I pushed his hand up and the gun went off,” one of the other customers reportedly said. “Then we started flying backwards. I turned and grabbed him around the neck and another shot went off.”
One customer alleged Rush tried to shoot himself in the head but the customer stuck his finger between he trigger and the guard to prevent the gun from firing, according to KVUE.
The unidentified victim told police Rush found out she was involved in a different relationship with a new man. He had allegedly threatened to harm himself and her now beau. The victim said she had stopped responding to Rush, according to KVUE.
Rush was reportedly charged with second-degree felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was let out on a $40,000 bond, according to KVUE.