Famous Grandpa will not be charged for shooting robbery suspects

Sometimes good deeds remain unpunished.

After reviewing footage of a 71-year old Florida man foiling the robbery of an internet cafe (see Candid video: How a packing Grandpa stops a massacre), the state attorney’s office has decided not to file charges against “Grandpa.” According to a Fox News follow-up report on the incident:

Bill Gladson, the attorney, said he reviewed the security video from the Palms Internet café in central Florida.

The video shows patron Samuel Williams pulling a handgun and shooting. He continues firing while the suspects fall over each other as they run out the door.

Gladson said in the memo Williams’ use of force was lawful under Florida’s statutes regarding individuals rights to use deadly force when resisting a forcible felony, like a robbery.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports one robber pointed a gun at customers while the other swung a baseball bat.

Williams said in a post-incident interview, that he and his wife were at the cafe to play “sweepstakes,” Gladson’s memo said. He heard the commotion and, when given an opportunity, fired his weapon to protect his wife and other patrons, the memo stated.

Duwayne Henderson and Davis Dawkins, both 19, were later arrested and face attempted armed robbery with a firearm and criminal mischief charges. They were transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Read the entire fox news report here.
Related BPR article: Candid video:How a packing Grandpa stops a massacre

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