Store owner shoots robber who won't back down

You have to love the headline for this story, “Community proud of store owner who shot robbery suspect.” You know what? We’re proud of him, too:

Police say Sunday night the store was being robbed when the store owner shot the suspect. The suspect fled on foot with a gunshot wound to the chest, but was located by officers about a block away from the store. David Carrero says he lives close by and goes to the Holiday Grocery store almost every day. He says he was shocked when he heard the news.

“I heard it on the news and that the owner defended himself. That’s great, I mean I am happy for that, you know that’s how it should be,” said Carrero.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Holiday Grocery was also robbed in February of this year. After hearing the news about the string of robberies this weekend, several community members say they are proud of the business owner.

“He’s a good man, so I’m proud of him,” added Carrero.

May 16, 2021 11:30 AM ET
May 16, 2021 8:30 AM ET