Wednesday, October 03, 2012

(FL)Police: Wounded shooting victim uses gun to fire back - again


For the second time in 18 months, a club concert promoter used his legally concealed gun to fend off an attacker, police said.

This time, however, he was shot first and wounded.

In April 2011, Denard Joe was justified in killing a would-be masked robber, officials said.

Early Tuesday, Joe was again targeted but was shot in the chest before he fired back and chased away two attackers, police said.

Joe, 24, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in stable condition. Officials said he is expected to survive.

Just before 4 a.m., Joe got out of his vehicle on the 1200 block of North Virginia Avenue when the men approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said.

Investigators said one of the men pulled out a gun and shot Joe, who was struck by a bullet in a lung and rib. A wounded Joe, who carries a concealed weapons permit, then hid behind his vehicle and shot back at the pair until they fled, police said.

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