SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - CBS 11 News has new information about a daring situation that happened in Southlake just yesterday.
Aaron Kreag, a civilian, drew his gun in the middle of Southlake Boulevard.
He says he couldn't just drive by when he saw a woman being beaten.
"My first gut reaction was oh my God this guy's going to kill this lady" says Kreag.
Kreag was carrying his gun, a .45 caliber handgun, and says he was prepared to use it.
"I went around the backside of the car, drew my handgun and traffic came to a stop."
CBS 11 News first showed you the video last night which taken by one of our viewers.
Kreag says he was taking his wife on a date, to the movies, when they saw a man and a woman in the red car.
"This large gentleman just pounding on this lady, closed fist you know multiple times and heavy heavy elbows to the face and neck" says Kreag.
Kreag has a license to carry a concealed handgun and he served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He worked as a private security contractor in Iraq and he's a firearms instructor.
"I was yelling commands at him to stop assaulting her, stop assaulting her."
He stopped attacking her and she was screaming, yelling for help and very much hysterical" says Kreag.
The man got out of the car but he was still very angry.
"Then he turned his attention to the fire arm and was saying 'don't shoot me, don't shoot me.' I said I'm not going to shoot you, just stay still, don't do anything crazy. The cops will be here any minute."
Kreag says he could hardly wait for the police to arrive.
"I told him if you relax a little bit, calm down and you stay still, I'll take my finger off the trigger" says Kreag.
Police ordered Kreag to the ground and handcuffed him. He was released a few minutes later, after Southlake Police spoke to a number of witnesses.
A few minutes later they arrested the man in the red car: 28-year-old Macmichael Nwaiwu.
Kreag doesn't know the woman's name but she hugged him when it was all over.
"I stood there and held her for about 30 seconds. She cried on my shoulder and told me thank you. I told her I would pray for her and hoped things got better" he says.
Kreag says he was frightened and he is not a hero.
He hopes the victim will find peace in her life and remain safe.
"It's my responsibility to protect myself and my family" says Kreag. "If I can help out another person in the process, so be it."
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