Home / The Rundown / Homeland Security Agent Shoots Would-be Robber

Homeland Security Agent Shoots Would-be Robber

By

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Homeland Security agent shot and critically wounded a man who tried to rob him near his home in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its website Monday that agent Donald Wells shot the man late Sunday.

The sheriff’s Assistant Chief Scott Dingee says the man had helped the agent move a washing machine in his home on Sunday afternoon. Wells paid the man, but he returned to the agent’s home around 10:30 p.m., saying he had left his phone there.

According to Dingee, Wells looked for the phone, but didn’t find it. He returned to the front door where the man pulled a knife and attempted to rob him.

Wells pulled his gun and shot the man. No further details were immediately available.

About Gary W. Green

Gary W. Green is the Digital Director of University of Florida's Innovation News Center and Deputy News Editor of WUFT News. Follow him at @garywgreen. You can reach him at 352-294-1502.

Check Also

Gainesville Church’s Event Creates Concern It’s Too Similar To Conversion Therapy

The leaders of a Gainesville church say they are holding a conference this weekend to educate pastors, parents, and teens on how to love and accept everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *