Man who used Stand Your Ground defense convicted of firing on Jacksonville Taco Bell coworker
Posted: September 8, 2012 - 11:47am
By Adam Kealoha Causey
A 23-year-old man who used Florida’s Stand Your Ground law as a defense was convicted Friday for firing a handgun at a Taco Bell coworker following a fist fight, according to a news release from State Attorney Angela Corey’s office.
Gordon Agenor and Marquis Brown worked at the fast food restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard in May 2011 when the two got into a scuffle, the news release says. After the right, Agenor went to his truck and grabbed a gun from the glove compartment.
Brown ran across Atlantic when he saw the weapon, and Agenor fired at him three times “during broad daylight and rush hour traffic,” prosecutors said. Agenor said he was trying to “wound” Brown.
Assistant State Attorney Alexis Sykes complimented the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigation on the case.
“Detectives did not accept Agenor’s self- defense claim at face value and instead pieced together significant physical evidence, witness testimony and defendant statements that would later disprove his Stand Your
Ground claim,” Sykes said in the news release. “Innocent bystanders also witnessed the shooting and came forward to testify and assist in securing justice in this case.”
Agenor was convicted on a count of Aggravated Assault with Actual Possession and Discharge of a Firearm. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison, with sentencing set for October.
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