In most of the country, you can’t turn a corner without running into a good guy, gun-toting American. After all, roughly 16 million Americans carry a gun (or two) everyday. In College Park, Georgia, an armed suspect escaping from police ran through a food bank’s parking lot. Army veteran and food bank manager William Joyner then emerged with his own gun.
The crook, a 20-year-old named Jordan Shelley, had just left the scene after wrecking a stolen car with an accomplice, James Green, who police had already arrested. Shelley wasn’t eager to comply with Joyner’s commands to get on the ground, even while looking down the barrel of the food bank manager’s gun.
Joyner said Shelley weighed his options, running his mouth while his hand kept slowly moving slowly towards his gun. The manager gave him a final warning when a police officer rounded the corner and took the suspect into custody.
From Fox5 . . .
Workers at a food bank in College Park helped police catch a suspect after a chase Monday evening.
Feeding GA Families’ security cameras captured the heart-pounding moments when a volunteer rushed into the break room and told manager William Joyner that a guy had just bolted through their parking lot with a gun.
Joyner, an Army veteran, instantly knew what he had to do.
NEW: A worker at a Georgia food bank held an armed car chase suspect at gunpoint until police showed up. @FeedingGAfamily‘s manager says the guy began reaching for his gun.
“I told him, don’t make me kill you, because I will.” @FOX5Atlanta has the exclusive story. pic.twitter.com/Zip03uR5YU
— Rob DiRienzo (@RobDiRienzo) November 29, 2022
“I told him to go to the ground, the police are on their way. Just go to your knees with your hands up,” Joyner recalled to FOX 5’s Rob DiRienzo.
Joyner said the suspect, later identified by police as Jordan Shelley, 20, refused to show his other hand.
“The whole time his hand was sliding down towards the gun,” Joyner said. “I was telling him, don’t make me kill you, because I will.”
And more video . . .
Kudos to Mr. Joyner for his service to our country and for helping to take another felon off the streets. Well done sir.
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