When Peter Gold saw a man dragging a woman by the hair toward his vehicle around 4 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2015, in New Orleans, he didn’t think. He just reacted.
“I said to myself, ‘This isn’t right,’ ” Gold, 27, tells PEOPLE, speaking out Tuesday for the first time about the incident.
“The next thing I knew I was out of the car and yelling at the guy, ‘Leave this girl alone! Get away from her!’ ” Gold recalls.
The man, later identified as Euric Cain, turned to Gold and demanded money, he says.
“I didn’t have any cash on me, so I offered him my cell phone, saying, ‘Take whatever you want. Just leave this girl alone and get out of here,’
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – A son says he did what he had to do to protect his mother from being killed during a home invasion.
“He hit my momma in the face.” Geno Davis said he had to do something after deputies say, 2 men broke into his home and held a gun to his mother’s head.
“He was standing right here with a gun at my momma like that. So I came around the corner and automatically shot him.”
Deputies say Geno, who has a concealed weapons permit, fired in self defense. “When I came out he was reaching, so I didn’t give him a chance to pull his gun either so I shot him and that’s when he ran out the door and he tried to get back up. I was still in fear for my life, so I shot him again.”
During the shooting Geno says he ran