Heroic Bungie employee pulls gun on shooting suspect, makes arrest

This is the stuff of video games

A heroic Bungie employee subdued a suspected gunman by whipping out his own firearm and performing a citizen's arrest using his dad's old handcuffs.


Jeff Fletcher found himself in the right place at the right time (in a way) when he parked up outside an ATM and witnessed a man shoot another.

King County Sheriff's investigators in the US report that a fight broke out between two men at 8:30pm on Saturday outside the US Bank in a neighbourhood called Skyway. The confrontation resulted in both men drawing guns and one being shot by the other.

Fletcher, a former security guard, says he witnessed the gunshot while he was hiding behind an ATM. The Bungie man noticed the suspect running towards him and decided to act by pulling his own legally concealed firearm.

"I told him to drop his weapon, he dropped his weapon," Fletcher told "I told him to get on the ground, he got on the ground."

Fletcher remembered he was carrying a pair of handcuffs that belonged to his father, an ex-Seattle police officer, and used them to detain the suspect until police arrived.

"When we got here, the shooter was searched, in handcuffs and sitting down on the curb," said Sergeant John Urquhart.

While Fletcher doesn't recommend the type of action he took to everyone, he said "to ex-police or ex-army, or somebody who's got sufficient training and who's willing to take on that kind of risk for their loved ones or their community and has the capacity to do it, absolutely."

Bungie is rightly proud of Fletcher, according to the studio's Twitter page.

This isn't the only story of gamer bravery we've heard in recent times. A group of gamers battered masked robbers at a gaming café last year, scaring off the thugs.