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Incident Report for Case #2019-435310

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

10/19/2019 - 9:17 PM

Address

4902 Verona Rd. (Speedway)

Details

 A father was walking out of a convenience store Saturday night with his three young daughters when he heard people arguing in the parking lot. Instantaneously he saw several muzzle flashes. The dad grabbed his children and ran back inside the Speedway gas station, 4902 Verona Rd. A 59-year-old military veteran was standing at one of its doors. In his life, he has done nine combat tours, and he knows well the sounds of bullets fired at close range. He stayed calm, and instructed panicked customers and staff members inside the store to stay safe by getting down of the floor. While at the door, a guy ran past the veteran and yelled out: "They're tearing it up out there." The witness saw people get into a black sedan and into a SUV and drive away. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but there were several people left badly shaken by the gun violence.
 

Released 10/21/2019 at 10:00 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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