An employee for General Motors, who saved the life of a woman being stabbed to death Wednesday, was fired from his job — for pointing his gun at the woman’s attacker.
Didarul Sarder, a licensed concealed carry holder who is a valet supervisor at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, heard a woman scream as he was heading into work.
Reacting instinctually, he drew his weapon and pointed it at the attacker, another woman.
“The lady kept saying ‘I’m dying, someone help’ and it was just natural reaction,” said Sarder told Fox 2 News Detroit. “I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I un-holstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.”
Fox 2 reported:
The stabbing happened right outside the main entrance of the central office building where the 52-year-old victim works.
Police say the suspect, a 32-year-old woman, came to see the employee. They argued in the lobby, then went outside where the suspect pulled a knife, stabbing her multiple times in the neck, back and abdomen.
I hope she makes it,” Sarder said of the victim. “Maybe those few seconds before the police arrived could be the difference between life and death.”
The victim, identified as Stephanie Kerr, is listed in critical condition, but it could have been a whole lot worse had Sarder not acted — all of which makes his dismissal from the company puzzling.
“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here,'” Sarder told the station. “‘After this is done he needs to be escorted off the property. He’s not welcome back here.'”
“I was really bummed out. I got a little emotional.”
Sarder, who has a valid CPL, works for a company contracted by GM. He says he started working on the grounds in December and was never informed of a no gun policy.
GM officials, however, deny firing Sarder, saying in a statement, “Because this is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment. However, we can say GM has not requested the valet be dismissed. To our knowledge the valet remains an employee of the vendor.”
City officials have nothing but praise for Sarder — with or without an investigation.
“Had it not been for his quick action and quick thinking, pulling out his concealed weapon, she might have been murdered on site,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said.
Job or no job, Sarder has no regrets.
“I would do it all over again,” he said. “If I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”
Watch the clip via Fox2 Detroit.
H/T: The Right Scoop
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