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Published on April 1st, 2014 | by Chris Hagerman


Former Navy SEAL Shot Chases Bad Guys

Former Navy SEAL Christopher Heben, 44, was shot in the stomach outside a Bath Township, Ohio store after a confrontation in the parking lot.

Heben was on his way to the store when a car backed out and nearly hit him according to Bath Township Chief of Police Michael McNeely.  Heben and the occupants yelled back and forth before Heben entered the store.  Upon exiting, the car pulled up to Heben and fired a single shot hitting the former Navy SEAL in the abdomen.

Chris gave chase to the suspects while holding pressure to his wound.  Unfortunately, he lost sight of the vehicle as it entered highway 77.  The suspect vehicle is described as a sporty gray sedan with a performance muffler, blacked out tires, and tinted windows with an Ohio plate.

Heben then drove himself to a local fire station where he was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery.  Heben is currently recovering and has been posting updates of his status through his Facebook account.  “Just wanted to say a quick and heart felt THANK YOU, to everyone for all the prayers and well wishes. I’m feeling a bit better today,” stated Heben.


About the Author

Chris is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, 18-Delta Combat Medic, and SEAL Sniper. His career included tours with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two and SEAL Team Two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You can follow him on Twitter @Chris_Hagerman.


This SEAL has stones.  You are one hell of a soldier and one hell of a good person.  Get better soon soldier.


Get Well soon... You're a level 9.5 bad ass... Plugged the hole, chased the bad guy, then drive yourself for some medical...Yep... The ONLY reason the last half point isn't there is: You didn't stop the car with your mind powers...

Hell of a deal man... Awesome. Godspeed-



Best wishes for a quick recovery!


God bless you with rapid and complete healing, Christopher.  You acted just like Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn's master terrorist fighter) would have done.  In fact, just after the most recent Discovery day of remembrance of 9/11, when I watched the documentary on Seal Team Six (you narrated part of it), I suggested to Vince Flynn's publisher and family that you play Mitch Rapp - I thought you would be perfect for that role (in the movie American Assassin, the character of Mitch Rapp has not yet been cast).  At that time, I didn't know anything about you, much less that you also had acting experience!  Guess I'd better suggest the idea to you for consideration and re-send my suggestion to Vince Flynn's family and publishers again.  How about it?!

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