One individual is lifeless following a capturing Tuesday afternoon on the Publix in Oakleaf involving a U.S. Customs and Border Safety agent, authorities stated.
Based on the Clay County Sheriff’s Workplace, the incident occurred at 1075 Oakleaf Plantation Parkway.
The Florida Freeway Patrol stated an immigration agent was injured, in response to Occasions-Union information companion First Coast Information. A helicopter with the company additionally arrived.
The capturing scene is the Publix at Oakleaf Commons. Authorities cordoned off the parking zone as Publix staff and clients waited close to its entrance door.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Workplace put a blue tarpaulin over a automotive in the midst of the parking zone. Subsequent to it’s a momentary shelter, presumably positioned there so investigators and proof technicians can work that crime scene.
The immigration helicopter landed and took on somebody after which circled the world.
Katie Sexton stated she was taking a break outdoors the Alliance and Associates workplace subsequent to the Publix parking zone when she heard three photographs and a automotive velocity away however crash.
“We noticed everyone run out of the shop, so we knew one thing needed to have been occurring. Another person heard the one that obtained shot screaming assist assist,” she stated. “Two or three minutes later, the cops have been pulling in.”
Sexton stated she has heard that the immigration agent was strolling out of the Publix with groceries when somebody shot him.
“He was strolling out together with his grocery luggage, and what we heard however we don’t realize it’s true, that the man thought he was following him and so he obtained paranoid and unloaded on him, I assume.”
She additionally heard that the gunman shot and killed himself.
Avianca Manning additionally works at Alliance. She stated she had simply gotten out of a gathering and was heading outdoors to go to lunch a bit after three p.m. when she heard the photographs.
“It seemed like development. We have been confused, after which we heard screams and cries for assist, then we noticed Publix baggers and cashiers and everyone operating towards one thing,” she stated.
Manning additionally noticed a small sports activities automotive, believed to be that of the gunman fleeing, speed up via the middle of the Publix parking zone, then crash.
“Perhaps a shot hit the tire and brought about him to spin out,” she stated. “… I grew up right here within the Oakleaf subdivision and it’s up and coming, and I work proper across the nook, so we’ve by no means would have thought something like this is able to have…