Good Samaritan helps secure shooting suspect

Good Samaritan helps secure shooting suspect

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Ryan Durr was walking down Orange Ave. around 2:30 Monday morning after a night out with some friends, when suddenly, the 23-year-old heard gunfire.
 
"I heard a loud gunshot, and some screams, so I peeked around the corner to see who it was, and I saw a gentlemen sprinting full speed towards me," he said.  "I didn't really have time to react, so I kind of hid behind the corner."
 
Moments earlier, police said 29-year-old Alton Edwards had pulled a gun on a man after getting into a fight.  Officers said that as Edwards fired, the man deflected the gun away, directing the bullets toward the sidewalk.   When police responded to the scene, they said Edwards took off running straight towards Durr.
 
Durr said he was ready for the suspect as he came sprinting towards the corner.
 
"When he came around, I kind of threw my shoulder into him, knocked him on the ground, and that's when police took over from there," Durr said.
 
As officers chased down the suspect, they said Durr and another man both helped secure him.  An arrest report indicates that the suspect is a convicted felon and that officers had to use pepper spray just to handcuff him. 

Durr is just happy no one was hurt.
 
"It's scary to know that anyone could have a gun at any time, but I'm glad he's in jail now and everyone is safe," he said.
 
The suspect faces numerous charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting officers.

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