A robbery suspect, Qwinntavus Kwame Jordan, found himself in critical condition after being shot eight times by a convenience store clerk during an attempted carjacking. The incident occurred following a high-speed police chase that began in Florida and ended near the Florida-Georgia border.
According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan initially robbed a Shell gas station in Flagler Beach, where he implied he had a firearm and managed to steal $90 in cash. Police later spotted Jordan’s car on I-95 and pursued him until they reached the Florida-Georgia border. At this point, Georgia authorities took over the chase and deployed spike strips to stop Jordan’s car, causing him to flee on foot.
The suspect then entered a convenience store that was located nearby. He brandished a firearm and demanded the keys to the clerk’s car. After crashing the stolen vehicle through the front of the store, Jordan pursued the clerk and a customer inside the store, resulting in a struggle. The clerk, now armed, shot the suspect approximately eight times, as reported by Georgia authorities.
Jordan was subsequently arrested and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing, and at the time of his arrest, Jordan was already a wanted fugitive for armed robbery in Georgia.
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly commended the Real Time Crime Center team for swiftly developing suspect information and coordinating with other agencies to apprehend the dangerous fugitive.
Sheriff Staly also praised the Georgia store clerk for putting an end to the suspect’s crime spree. He noted that if Jordan survives his injuries, he should face a lengthy prison sentence.