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Former CNN Anchor & Concealed Carry Holder, Lynne Russell – Survives Shootout

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Former CNN Anchor & Concealed Carry Holder, Lynne Russell – Survives Shootout

This case is getting some attention because Lynne Russell was such a public figure for so long.

But these types of dramatic stories, where as Russell says that her husband’s fast actions clear “saved her life,” are hardly unusual.

From Fox News:

. . . Former CNN and Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were involved in a fatal shooting at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel, police told NBC News on Wednesday.

Albuquerque police said Russell was accosted by a man about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday (1:35 a.m. ET Wednesday) in the parking lot of a Motel 6 and was pushed into her room. . . .

The assailant was unresponsive when officers arrived and died at a hospital, while de Caro was wounded [three times] and was being treated at a hospital Wednesday. . . .

The man pushed her into the motel room just as her husband was coming out of the shower, she said.

“In the process, I recognized what I had seen before — I was a deputy sheriff for many years — that this guy was used to this,” Russell said. “I suddenly realized that it wouldn’t bother him at all to pull the trigger.”

Russell and de Caro — both described as expert shots — were legally carrying concealed handguns, she said. She said she offered to search her purse for something of value to hand over to the gunman — and slipped her gun into the purse, which she then handed to her husband. . . .

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