Instant Karma: Abusive Man Chases, Shoots at His Girlfriend in Street, Accidentally Kills Himself

Instant Karma: Abusive Man Chases, Shoots at His Girlfriend in Street, Accidentally Kills Himself

Thanks to a stroke of good fortune (although luck is notoriously unreliable), Ohio resident Sarah Bennett's son will not be an orphan.

After enduring months of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, 29 year old Phillip Parker, Bennett finally had enough and called police for help. From WBNS-10:

According to documents from the Newark Police Department, Phillip Parker and Sarah Bennett had a relationship that was violent and volatile as recently as June.

Parker was arrested by Newark Police at about 11:30 p.m. on June 28, at her address on Northern Songs Lane and later, as part of his release, was told not to return. He was arrested on a recommendation of a first degree misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, but was charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the narrative provided by Office David Burris, during a verbal dispute, Parker punched Bennett in the face. Police heard Parker threaten to kill Bennett upon their arrival.

Bennett “Plead with him not to beat her again because her neighbors would call the police.”

A neighbor separated the two before police arrived and Parker was released on bond the afternoon of June 30. Parker declined to give a written statement at the jail.

It didn’t stop there. On July 23, the victim had also called police stating that Parker held her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her and her family on July 21. Officers were searching for Parker to arrest him, according to police.
— WBNS-10TV

On Monday, the pair got into an argument at a local Walmart. Bennett got into her vehicle to escape, while Parker gave chase in his, his gun in hand.

Eventually, both vehicles collided with other vehicles, ending the pursuit.

Upon crashing, Parker accidentally shot himself. Bennett got out of her vehicle and ran away frantically as the now-wounded Parker took up a "shooter's stance" in the busy street and began firing at Bennett.

One of Parker's rounds struck Bennett in the leg. Unable to continue, Parker collapsed and died in the street. Bennett survived her injuries and is expected to be okay.

Gun laws didn't and wouldn't have stopped Parker from trying to kill his girlfriend. It was only through pure luck (or divine intervention) that this piece of human refuse managed end his own life before he could take another's. Bennett was literally at Parker's mercy, as it appears from reports she did not have any means of self-defense.

While federal law prohibits those with a history of domestic violence from possessing a gun, it clearly would've done nothing to prevent Parker, a much larger man, from harming Bennett, as he obviously intended.

Experiences like these can either make or break a person's willingness to survive. We at Condition Yellow hope that Sarah Bennett learned from her brush with death and starts making better decisions for herself and her children.

Stay alert. Stay alive.

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