Seminole County

School employee shot at gas station could be ‘stand your ground’ case, Sanford police say

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Police in Sanford said a shooting involving a Seminole County school employee may have been a stand-your-ground shooting.

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Sanford police gave an update Thursday afternoon after the shooting at a RaceTrac gas station on East Lake Mary Boulevard and State Road 46.

Police confirmed the Seminole County school employee who was shot is 23-year-old Maurice Holloway.


Officers said they were called to the gas station just before 9 a.m. after reports of a verbal altercation.

Police said witnesses told them Holloway and another man got into an argument inside the gas station before the shooting occurred.

Holloway allegedly left and returned to the store several times in a threatening manner towards the other man.

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Police said the other man has a concealed carry license and took out his gun as he was trying to leave the gas station for self-protection.

The man was confronted again by Holloway while leaving the RaceTrac, which is when the man shot Holloway in self defense, police said.

Officers said they are still investigating the shooting and that it appears to be a case of stand-your-ground.

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