Police say a concealed carry permit holding citizen was forced to defend himself after an armed felon pulled a weapon on the man during an altercation at an Orlando, FL gas station early this morning.
The Orlando Sentinel reports:
Delvin Jamar Broner, 36, was lying on the floor inside the Circle K on John Young Parkway at Old Winter Garden Road when officers arrived shortly before 1 a.m., according to Orlando police.
They were called there by 29-year-old Titus Bernard, who acknowledged to shooting Broner after he drew a pistol, according to police.
Bernard, who has a valid concealed weapons permit, told officers he was arguing with Broner inside the store when Broner pulled the gun, which was “partially concealed” under his clothes, police said.
Bernard then grabbed his gun and fired several shots, according to police.
Emergency medical crews pronounced Broner dead at the scene.
Police said witnesses have corroborated Bernard’s account of what happened and told them Broner, who is a convicted felon, initiated the argument.
“Bernard has fully cooperated with the investigation and provided a statement,” a police spokeswoman said.
Detectives said both men were customers at the gas station. No other injuries were reported.
Records show Broner was most recently arrested early this month on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic violence battery and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
In 2011, he was sentenced to 2 years in prison on drug possession charges following an arrest in Orange County.
Again, a sane person will ask why this thug was not in prison. An irrational person will argue that if we had “common-sense gun laws”, this multiple would not have had a gun. Yeah, sure, the criminal would have still had a gun, but the man who defended himself would likely have been disarmed by those “common-sense” gun control laws, and would be dead rather than alive.