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Mass Shooting Wannabe Shot By Legal Gun Owners

In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com:
Matt Lupoli, reporter:
Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several other lives, customers and employees alike.
Rockledge Chief Joseph Lasata:
Mr. Baily had multiple magazines on his person.  He was intent on doing harm. The employees stepped up and prevented customers, employees, and other vendors who were in the business at the time from sustaining further injuries. They did a good job.

The murder suspect, Robert Lorenzo Bailey, Jr, 28, of Cocoa, is in critical condition at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melborne. The suspect has not been connected to Schlenker Automotive. The murder and gunfight started in Schlenker’s parking lot.  The suspect opened fire on a 25 year old employee, paralyzing him. He shot and killed 50 year old Roger Lee Smith, who had been employed at the shop for numerous years, as Smith came out the door to the parking lot. Then two armed employees, who had concealed carry permits, intervened. From floridatoday.com:

The gunman killed one employee and paralyzed a second. That’s when the employees at Schlenker Automotive fought back with equal force, Rockledge police chief Joseph La Sata said.

“The manager, who was a concealed weapons permit holder, came out and engaged in gunfire in the parking lot,” La Sata said. “The manager fled back inside the building, being chased by the gunman. Another Schlenker employee, who also had concealed weapons permit, engaged in gunfire with the suspect.”

This is the second time in three weeks armed citizens have intervened in a mass murder, preventing further murders from taking place. The first was Stephen Willeford, an NRA instuctor who grabbed his AR-15 and engaged the mass murderer at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5, 2017. We do not know the names of the two armed citizens who stopped the casualty count at two in Rockledge, Florida on 25 November. We know they had concealed carry permits, and that citizens who carry guns legally are extremely law abiding.

When armed citizens intervene, lives are saved. Those who want a disarmed population use the effectiveness of interventions to claim they do not occur. As only one victim was killed before the murderer was stopped, some will say it was not a mass murder, therefore no one can say a mass murder was stopped by an armed citizen.

Here is a list, with links to more than two dozen cases where armed citizens stopped mass killing.

Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens, Updated

Quote from Chief Joseph Lasata Rockledge Police Chief.

Mr. Baily had multiple magazines on his person.  He was intent on doing harm. The employees steped up and prevented customers, employees, and other venders who were in the busines at the time from sustaining further injuries. They did a good job.

From Matt Lupoli Wesh video:  ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, A MANAGER,CAME OUT WITH A GUN OF HIS OWNAND SHOT AND WOUNDED BAILEY.THAT MAN HASN’T BEEN NAMED, BUTPOLICE SAY HE SAVED SEVERALOTHER LIVES, CUSTOEMRS AND OTHEREMPLOYEES ALIKE.>> MR. BAILEY HAD MUTLIPLEMAGAZINES ON HIS PERSON.HE WAS INTENT ON DOING HARAND THE EMPLOYEES STEPPED UP ANDPREVENTED CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEESAND OTHER VENDORS WHO WERE IN, THE BUSINESS AT THE TIME FROMSUSTAINING FURTHER INJURY.THEY DID A GOOD JOB.


From spacecoastdaily.com:

During a press conference on Saturday morning, Chief LaSata said Bailey entered the parking lot of Schlenker’s at about 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and several magazines of ammunition.

“Bailey had multiple magazines on his person,” said Chief LaSata during the press conference.

According to Chief LaSata, Bailey shot and killed 50-year-old Schlenker employee Roger Lee Smith as he responded to the sound of the gunshot that wounded another Schlenker employee, a 25-year-old man who has not been identified at this time.

Two Schlenker employees with concealed weapon permits returned fire as Baily entered the building, striking him twice. Baily is in critical condition at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

From wesh.com:
olice chief Joseph LaSata announced at a Saturday morning news conference that the suspect, Robert Lorenzo Bailey, Jr, 28, of Cocoa had a .45 caliber handgun and several magazines of bullets when he went to Schlenker’s Automotive, at 396 Barton Blvd, around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Police say there’s no known connection that Bailey had to the business. RPD said Bailey was walking along Barton Blvd. when he walked to the business, firing shots. Two workers were hit by his gunfire.

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A manager of the shop, who has not been named by police, had a concealed weapons permit, fired at Bailey, and held him at gunpoint until police detained him. Roger Lee Smith, 50, of Rockledge, a longtime employee of the car repair shop, is one of the workers who was shot. Smith died of his injuries. Another worker whose name has not been released, is paralyzed from his injuries.
Police have charged Bailey with one count of First Degree Premeditated Murder, and two counts of Attempted Murder. He is being treated at a medical facility for his injuries, and will be booked into jail when his condition permits.

quote from video  :
He saved several other lives, customers and  employees alike., and other venders who were in the busines at the time from being injured. He did a good job.

Quote from Chief Joseph Lasata Rockledge Police Chief.

Mr. Baily had multiple magazines on his person.  He was intent on doing harm. The employee steped up. prevented customers, employees, and other venders who were in the busines at the time from being injured. He did a good job.

From Matt Lupoli Wesh video:  ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, A MANAGER,CAME OUT WITH A GUN OF HIS OWNAND SHOT AND WOUNDED BAILEY.THAT MAN HASN’T BEEN NAMED, BUTPOLICE SAY HE SAVED SEVERALOTHER LIVES, CUSTOEMRS AND OTHEREMPLOYEES ALIKE.>> MR. BAILEY HAD MUTLIPLEMAGAZINES ON HIS PERSON.HE WAS INTENT ON DOING HARAND THE EMPLOYEES STEPPED UP ANDPREVENTED CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEESAND OTHER VENDORS WHO WERE IN, THE BUSINESS AT THE TIME FROMSUSTAINING FURTHER INJURY.THEY DID A GOOD JOB.

 

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