ORLANDO, Fla. — A man is claiming self-defense after another customer at a gas station pulled a gun out during an argument early Monday.
The incident happened at about 12:48 a.m. between Titus Bernard, 29, and Delvin Jamar Broner, 36, the Orlando Police Department said.
The altercation started as an argument between the two that was instigated by Broner, investigators said.
The situation escalated and Broner, a convicted felon, pulled out a gun.
Bernard, who had a valid concealed weapons permit, pulled his own gun and fired several times, killing Broner, police said.
"I don't know what I would have done is someone had pulled a gun out on me like that," said a witness. “He's alright then right? That's the law. Zimmerman pulled it off."
Bernard called 911 and waited for officers to arrive at the North John Young Parkway Circle-K.
Police reported finding Broner dead on the floor of the business.
Broner and Bernard were customers at the gas station, and no employees were involved, police said.
Witness statements corroborated Bernard’s version of the events, but the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, the department said.
Channel 9 found out Broner had been arrested numerous times, and he shouldn’t have even been carrying a gun.
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