There are three characters: female: ex-wife; of... male: abusive ex-husband out for revenge against her because she left him and;... partner: of ex-wife, hero, naval intelligence operative, Navy SEAL, always does the right thing I need some help please, to help determine how to stage a resolution in eliminating the ex-husband, putting the ex-wife's life in danger and having the partner be the hero who saves her. I am thinking, ex-wife is home alone in partner's house with whom she lives. Ex-husband finds her after a long search over a year and intends to harm her. Shoot her? Stab her? Partner comes in and hears her crying and ex-husband's voice. Partner goes to a closet where he keeps his service weapon then goes to bedroom where she is cowering on the bed, with ex-husband threatening her with violence. Obviously, if ex has a gun, he's going to turn it on the partner who is going to demand the ex drop his gun. So it's a standoff. How does the partner get the gun off the ex, killing him in the process? The ex-wife also has to be shot by the ex and survive with life-threatening injuries. Partner may/may not be shot also with minor wound. Or would it just be easier to have the ex stab her, and partner shoots the ex as he comes for the partner with the knife? This is my first effort at something like this and I'm not proficient at resolving this type of suspense/conflict.I hope it is not too confusing! If you need more clarification, I will be glad to provide additional details and please know I truly appreciate any help.