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Florida pizza worker shoots, kills attacker in scary mask

Posted at 12:25 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 12:25:51-04

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida pizza store worker was likely justified in fatally shooting a masked man who was beating him with a wooden pole.

Holly Hill Police Chief Steve Aldrich tells news outlets that Heriberto Feliciano was ambushed and appeared to be defending himself.

Surveillance video shows the man in a scary clown mask swinging a wooden pole at Feliciano as he locked up a Little Caesars store Saturday night.

Feliciano told officers the suspect also tried to stab him with scissors. He said he pulled out his gun, for which he has a concealed weapons permit, and fired multiple times at close range. The suspect was declared dead at a hospital; his identity wasn’t immediately confirmed.

Police say Feliciano was hospitalized for face and shoulder injuries.