I hear you GI... It's an interesting episode... The media report quite strongly using the phrase "good samaritan"... leads me to think that the witnesses must have been generally supportive of the permit holder and the press picked up on that enough to put out an also-supportive report.
The fact that he was released after questioning is clearly an indicator that the investigating LEOs also feel his actions were within legal bounds.
Feels to me that there is a little cultural shift happening these days... That more and more people are beginning to understand what most posters here have known a long time; that responsible citizens who carry can have a very positive impact on their communities... that LEOs can't always be where they're needed... that there are SOME instances when malevolent force can be met and successfully neutralized by concerned citizens.
Again, hearing media people use the phrase "good samaritan" in reference to a CCWer shooter is really quite remarkable... Thanks for the link GI!
Here's a follow-up report from two weeks later: