Wounded store owner shoots
armed and violent robber
Originally ran as:
Robbery Suspect Caught After He Called 911
Suspect Claimed He Got Robbed, Shot
Thursday February 15, 2001
Original link is found here.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- What started as just another day for a westside store owner turned into a
frightening experience, but quick actions ended with a suspect caught.
Police say 18-year-old Doran Moore attempted to rob the Holiday Grocery while
an accomplice waited in a car. Police say that he entered with a weapon in hand,
but instead of returning with a pocketful of cash, he left with a gunshot wound
to his leg. The owner of the store took action to defend his store with his own
"He saw the suspect had a hood over his head as he entered the business
and he saw a gun in the suspect's hand so he was armed immediately,"
Jacksonville sheriff's officer Wayne Turner said.
Police say that the wounded suspect then took off in this getaway car. It did
not take long for police to find the suspect and the car on the north side,
miles from the grocery store. The clue was a call that came in for help, a man
reporting a gunshot wound and claiming the wound came after he was robbed. But
the police were not fooled.
"We found a blood trail leading away from the business and then a short
time later we had the suspect calling in from another zone saying that he had
been robbed and that matched the description of the suspect driving the same
car," Turner said.
Police sent the suspect to the hospital and arrested the man they say drove
the getaway car. The owner of the Holiday Grocery said that he
had owned the store for just two weeks He did not wish to tell his story on
camera. While police say he was within his right to defend his store, they don't
encourage this type of self-defense.
"We've always said let them have the money, which is probably the safest
thing to do," Turner said.
Moore remains in stable condition at Shands Jacksonville. Police have charged
him with armed robbery.
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