A Texan with a permitted concealed weapon stopped another potential mass killing by shooting a deranged man who had entered a restaurant and killed the manager.

The Arlington Voice reports:

The manager of Zona Caliente Sports Bar and Grill, 37-year-old Cesar Perez, was shot dead by a man who witnesses said entered the business acting “incoherent” and “strange.”

“When the suspect came in, he walked up to the bar and started yelling,” said police spokesperson Lt. Christopher Cook. “Customers said he was yelling incoherent and strange things.”

The suspect shooter has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner as James Jones, 48, of Grand Prairie.

“Without warning,” Jones drew a handgun and fatally shot Perez. Cook said there is no evidence that the shooter knew the manager.

A man who police are describing as a “Good Samaritan” happened to be at the bar carrying a concealed weapon when the shooting unfolded. He instructed his wife to take cover before opening fire on Jones.

Jones was carrying a loaded handgun and two knives, and appears to have attempted to shoot other patrons before succumbing to his wounds.

“Had the Good Samaritan not intervened, there could have further loss of life,” said Arlington police spokesman Lt. Christopher Cook.

It’s hardly the first time a concealed carry permit holder has stopped a mass killing. Here just a few that you didn’t hear about on the news:

December, 2012
Clackamas, Oregon

A gunman entered a local shopping mall and opened fire on patrons.

He managed to fire 17 shots, mortally wounding two bystanders, before concealed carrier Nick Meli drew his .40 S&W Glock 22 and lined up for a shot.

The gunman saw Meli and turned the gun on himself, ending the mass killing.

The mall had posted a sign declaring it a “gun free zone.”

July, 2009
Richmond, Virginia

A man entered the Golden Food Market and began shooting at customers.  With eight patrons trapped, he reloaded his weapon to kill them.  That’s when one of the customers produced his permitted concealed weapon and shot the gunman.

May, 2008
Reno, Nevada

A man entered the Player’s Bar and Grill and began firing into the crowd.  He managed to kill two patrons, brothers Jose and Margarito Torres, before he stopped to reload.

As he reloaded, another patron drew his permitted concealed weapon and killed the gunman before he could claim more victims.

February, 2005

Tyler, Texas

David Hernandez Arroyo showed up at the Tyler County courthouse for his child support hearing armed with an AK-47 and laid in wait for his ex-wife and son.  He ambushed them, killing her and wounding his son.

Officers at the courthouse were armed only with handguns, and soon found themselves on the losing end of a firefight.  Several were wounded by Arroyo, who kept firing with intent to kill as many officers as possible.

A concealed carry permit holder, Mark Wilson, saw the firefight and got his .45 handgun.

He approached Arroyo from behind and began firing.

Arroyo turned and killed Wilson, but the presence of armed citizens forced Arroyo to flee the scene, ending his attack on officers.

A sniper was finally able to subdue Arroyo after a chase.