Here we have a courageous act by a security officer in Yulee, Nassau County, Florida. According to the report, the officer was headed to a break room -- probably thinking of break room things -- maybe a coffee, snack, whatever, when an armed man bursts into the casino (it's also been described as a Internet Cafe or arcade) with a gun leveled at her head. The guy clearly had the drop on her, which meant she had to draw and fire before he did. And that's exactly what she did do. Not only did she neutralize the threat and save lives, but this gunman now will be known as the dude who got shot in the rear end at a Florida casino. So much for street cred. -- IFPO.
Three men and one woman, all from Jacksonville, were stopped minutes after an armed robbery Sunday night at an adult game room in Yulee, according to Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. Three are in jail and one is recovering after being shot by a security guard,
According to the incident report, the suspects had on masks when they entered the arcade on State Road 200 near Interstate 95 about 7 p.m. When one of the robbers pointed a gun at a female security guard, she fired twice.
“She was walking into a break room when he ran toward her, pointed the gun right at her face,” Leeper said. “She was in fear she was going to be killed so she pulled her gun and shot him. Shot him in the arm and, as he turned, in the butt area.”
The gunmen took off but were quickly stopped and arrested by deputies.
The driver, Ebony Hixon, 29, along with Damani Zvobogo, 19, and Josiah Smith, 20, were booked into the Nassau County jail on charges of robbery with a firearm and attempted murder. Lance White, 20, faces the same charges plus possession of a firearm by a career criminal, but he is recovering from gunshot wounds to his arm and buttocks at UF Health Jacksonville.
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