Police: Customer shoots, kills man inside Orlando store
Man opens fire after fellow customer pulled gun on him, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A customer shot and killed another customer early Monday inside an Orlando convenience store, according to police.
Orlando police said Delvin Jamar Broner, 36, was shot and killed at the BP/Circle K on John Young Parkway near State Road 408.
According to Orlando police, Titus Bernard, 29, called police to say that he shot Broner, who was found dead on the floor of the store. Police said an initial investigation showed that Broner, who was a convicted felon, started an argument with Bernard, and Broner pulled a gun that was partially concealed in his clothing.
Bernard, who has a valid concealed weapons permit, drew his gun and fired several shots at Broner, who was struck and killed, police said.
"He did justice," said Fernando Colby who lives nearby. "Justice was served taking him off the streets, that's how i feel about it."
Orlando police said Bernard has cooperated with their investigation and provided a statement, which has thus far been corroborated by witnesses and evidence.
It's not known what they were arguing about.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Broner was released from prison in 2013 after serving 1.5 years for selling and possessing cocaine. Court records show he has been arrested for felonies in Orange County dating back to 1999. Most recently, Broner was arrested on April 7 for aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic violence, theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Broner bonded out of jail on April 11.
Court records show Bernard was arrested in 2009 for misdemeanor theft and pleaded no contest. Adjudication was withheld.
No others were injured in the shooting.
An investigation is ongoing. Police said they will look at surveillance video from inside the store to corroborate Bernard's testimony.
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