Father’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the father figures in our lives, and raising them up. Many people grill out or go out to dinner to partake in the festivities.
That is just what one Florida man was doing, with his 14-year-old daughter, when a fight broke out at the restaurant. Two men got into an altercation and then next thing they knew, shots were being fired.
So what did this brave father do? He detained the shooter and held him there until police arrived.
Fox News reports:
Ocala Fire Rescue confirms that one person is dead after being shot at the Ken’s Winghouse of Ocala around 10 p.m. last night.
Two men reportedly got into an argument at the restaurant. Blows were exchanged and one man pulled a gun on the other. Numerous shots were fired into his chest and back.
A witness, 39-year-old Matthew Boyd, said he was with his 14-year-old daughter celebrating Father’s Day dinner when the incident occurred. He said he saw a guy run in front of them, then heard ” a popping noise.” Boyd went on to say that his daughter saw a man hit another man at the restaurant.
“[A] Gentleman was shooting at another guy. [The] Guy was done shooting and walked away. I followed after him and told him to get on the ground.”
Boyd said he held the suspect down, without any weapons, until police got there.
Unfortunately for the victim, he was transported to the local hospital but he did not make it. However, the shooter is in custody.