Magazine article The New American

Starbucks Shooting

Magazine article The New American

Starbucks Shooting

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Fox 13 reported on October 4 about an incident in Millcreek, Utah, that shows, once again, a good guy with a gun can be a real lifesaver. Authorities say a shooting occurred in the early morning hours at a Starbucks when a deranged man began accosting employees of the store. Police were already en route to the scene because the mentally ill man had just caused a scene at a 7-Eleven convenience store across the street.

Paula Nafus, the owner of the 7-Eleven, said she was concerned about the way the man was acting and she had been on edge lately due to the increased presence of homeless people in the area. Nafus explained to Fox 13 that since neighboring Salt Lake City cracked down on homelessness, it has driven a lot of those types of people to nearby Millcreek. As soon as the police pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot, the homeless man fled across the street to Starbucks. Once inside the Starbucks, the man immediately began physically assaulting a female store employee. …

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