‘He’s Higher Than Superman’: Little Boy Praises Hero Dad After He Leaps to Defend Son When Photographs Ring Out at Mall

Travis McMillon took his 8-year-old son to their native mall in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Saturday the place gunfire quickly erupted and the little boy noticed his father’s heroism on full show.

McMillon took Ethan to Northpark Mall to buy his first pair of Air Jordan tennis sneakers, based on WAPT-TV. It was whereas the daddy was recording the particular second on his telephone that gunshots rang out, prompting a scared response from Ethan, who was attempting on his model new pair of sneakers.

He shared the video on his Fb web page (warning: contents are disturbing):


Ethan’s pleasure was overtaken by sheer terror when he heard the sound of gunshots.

In accordance with the police, it was a 16-year-old lady who pulled a gun on a popcorn retailer proprietor on the second ground of the mall throughout a theft gone unhealthy. Fortunately, the shop proprietor had a gun, too, and instantly jumped to motion, taking pictures the lady within the leg in what regulation enforcement officers dominated an act of self-defense.

McMillon, after all, didn’t know what was occurring, fearing an assailant was operating across the buying complicated, taking pictures folks at will.

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“I used to be scared, as a result of I assumed they had been operating round taking pictures the mall,” he informed WAPT-TV.

As any good father would, McMillon acted on one precedence: Defending his younger son from hazard.

“I coated him up, so if something had been to occur, [bullets] would hit me and never him, and I’d shield him,” the heroic dad informed the native information station.


Extremely pleased with his father, younger Ethan praised his dad as “higher than Superman.”

Subsequent time, Ethan mentioned, he ought to observe his dad’s recommendation.

“My dad mentioned I ought to’ve simply ordered them,” the boy informed the information website. “After the gunshots, I want I’d’ve agreed to ordering it.”

Whereas what occurred is actually horrific, reward God nobody was killed within the incident. The ordeal additionally additional solidified Ethan’s belief in his father’s dedication to maintaining him protected from hurt.

{The teenager} who allegedly tried to rob the popcorn retailer proprietor is now in police custody.

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