“I didn’t want to shoot him, but I had to. I shot him.” So says 81-year-old James Stevens, matter-of-factly. When he noticed a 2010 Kia following him for a longer period of time than could have been a coincidence, he decided not to lead the tail to his home. Instead, he pulled over next to an empty field. We might have chosen the nearest cop shop or another more public place, but there it is. Sure enough, the Kia pulled over, too . . .
That’s when Stevens armed himself. As miamiherald.com relates,
Stevens told investigators that the driver of the Kia – later identified as Lonnie Lorenza Hollingsworth Jr., 28 – got out of the vehicle, approached him and demanded “everything you got,” reports state.
As Stevens said, he shot him. But good. He landed one of four rounds of .38 caliber deterrence he launched and now Lonnie Hollingsworth (not pictured above) is in the Ocala Regional Medical Center ICU. With a belly wound. And pending charges should he recover.