By Bob Owens
A retired Jacksonville police officer was in the drive-thru of a Florida bank when he saw an armed robbery happening inside and sprang into action:
A man believed to have held up the BBVA Compass bank in a Fruit Cove shopping center just before noon Monday was shot at least twice by a retired Jacksonville police officer, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
The man suspected of the robbery, later identified as 25-year-old David Duong, was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville with what were described as serious injuries. The retired officer who fired the shots, 40-year-old Michael Kellam, suffered abrasions from a physical confrontation with Duong.
Sheriff David Shoar said Duong pushed a note demanding money to a teller and then left the bank at the corner of State Road 13 and Race Track Road with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police said Kellam was waiting in the drive-through teller line and saw Duong running from the bank after the robbery. He chased Duong to a residential area on Bishop Estates Road behind the bank and confronted him near Teakwood Court. The two briefly fought, and the altercation ended when, according to witnesses, Duong tried to pull a handgun from …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms