Police: Business Owner Attacked, Shot By ‘Masked Men,’ Manages To Shoot, Kill One

On November 18 a jewelry store owner in Jacksonville, Florida was jumped by “two masked men” and shot. Yet, he was still able to draw his own gun and return fire, fatally wounding one of the would-be robbers.

The incident occurred around 10 pm.

According to News 4 Jax, police said the owner of Jax Jewelry was “locking up” for the night when “two masked men confronted him at the back door of his store.” The owner struggled with the men and was shot, but he managed to return fire, fatally wounding one of the two attackers.

Both masked men fled after the jewelry store owner returned fire. The wounded attacker went to the hospital for treatment and died the next morning.

The jewelry store owner walked toward other businesses trying to find someone to help him, only to “collapse” in the parking lot. A security guard for another business spotted him ran to his aid. The security guard kept the store owner awake and talking until medical help arrived. The store owner is expected to make a full recovery.

Police are still seeking the second suspect in the attack.

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