Friday morning, Jarvis Jordan told a Ft. Lauderdale police dispatcher that he had been involved in a self-defense shooting. He had been awakened early that morning by the sound of someone breaking into his trailer.
When he stepped outside of his home and approached the trailer, he was confronted by an armed burglary suspect who took a shot at him. Jordan returned fire.
The shooter an another man took off after the exchange of gunfire, but two unidentified suspects have been taken into custody.
“I came outside to my front yard and I noticed that my trailer door was unlocked, and I saw the guy going inside the trailer,” said Jordan. “I asked him, ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ He stuck his head out my trailer and he fired a shot at me, and I fired back at him. Very scary. Very scary. And I don’t know what else to do about it. I just thought about my life, so I had to fire back.”
There’s a private school located on the block where the shooting occurred.
The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.
The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: https://t.co/JiRK3zkvkl
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 6, 2018