I would also call you a hero. Also in my years of MAs, using the term "I feared for my life", also works.PW said:You would be what I like to call a HERO.
Not sure what others would think, but I am of the opinion that the vast majority of the population would be supportive of your actions. I think the most important thing for you to remember are these words, "I felt my life was in danger." If you stuck to those simple words, you could easily defend yourself in any court of law and I couldn't imagine 12 people feeling you should be punished for protecting yourself and others. The law is pretty simple in saying you can use deadly force to protect yourself if you feel your life is in danger.