Florida: Retired Police Officer Shoots Armed Robber

A retired Jacksonville police officer shot an armed robber attempting to make his getaway outside a bank in St. Johns County, Florida.

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A retired Jacksonville police officer shot an armed robber just outside a bank in St. Johns County, Florida on Monday.

According to News4JAX, 25-year-old David Duong entered the BBVA Compass bank in Fruit Cove just before noon and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The teller complied, and Duong left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Police said the retired LEO, identified as 40-year-old Michael Kellam, happened to be waiting in the drive-through teller line and witnessed Duong making his getaway on foot. Immediately sensing something was amiss, Kellam chased after Duong and the two got into a physical altercation which ended with Kellam shooting Duong at least twice. Witnesses confirmed that Duong attempted to pull a handgun from his waistband during the fight, but Kellam managed to draw his gun first.

After being shot, Duong ran towards a nearby shopping center where he had a getaway car parked. Fortunately, a deputy with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office had arrived on the scene by this time and held Duong at gunpoint until paramedics got there.

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Police found a handgun, the robbery note and the stolen cash were found on Duong.

As News4JAX reports, Duong was transported to UF Health Jacksonville where he remains in serious condition. Kellam suffered minor cuts but is otherwise OK.

[h/t to BearingArms.com]

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