An armed robber went up to a Walmart employee sitting in his car before his shift started, pulled a weapon, and told the employee to, “give him everything.”
The employee, a concealed carrier, started by giving him the bullets in his gun.
Sunrise Police are investigating after, they said, a man shot and killed a subject in self-defense who tried to rob him in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart.
It all happened around 3:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, at a Wal-Mart located, at 3306 N. University Dr., in Sunrise.
According to officials, the man, who friends and family have identified as 28-year-old Wal-Mart employee Ervin Jones, fatally shot the subject.
Jones was sitting in his Nissan Maxima car, waiting for his 4 a.m. shift to begin, according to co-workers, when a man with a gun walked up to him. “Somebody tried to rob him, and I guess he just defended himself,” said a co-worker.
The victim, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his gun and opened fire during the encounter. The subject was pronounced dead on the scene
Another co-worker, who asked to remain anonymous, described what he witnessed. “The boy came up to him. He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened fire on him right then and there. He was shocked. I think he was just shocked that he just killed.”
Mr. Jones sister says that all the adults in the family carry concealed to protect their children. If he didn’t have a gun, Ervin Jones’s daughter may not have a father right now.
While Walmart does not allow employees to carry on duty, the shooting happened in the parking lot before Mr. Jones began his shift, and he appears to have been complying with both state law and company policy.
The investigation into the incident is on-going, but based upon eyewitness statements, this shooting seems to be a clear-cut case of defendign his life against an armed criminal.