Virginia Beach VA March 31 2011
I would have done that for anybody being chased in the parking lot, that’s my job, that’s what I get paid to do.”
Still afraid to show his face, fearing retaliation; Thomas, a security guard for Q-Master Billiards in Virginia Beach says he knew instantly Monday night wouldn’t be an ordinary day on the job.
“I know most cars that come through here and I know mostly everyone that comes through here. And it circled the parking lot three times, and then they pulled behind the building,” says Thomas.
Investigators say shortly after that a 19-year-old who was walking towards Zero’s Sub Shop was approached by two men who tried to rob him – that’s when Thomas jumped in.
“I grabbed one of the guys by the jacket and then he let out a shot,” adds Thomas.
The victim was shot, and fell to the ground. Thomas says the two men ran off.
Thomas ran inside the pool hall to call police, and he stayed with the 19-year-old until emergency crews got there. “After he got shot he just said he wanted to go to sleep, and he couldn’t move his legs and he couldn’t feel his fingers.”
The 19-year-old was taken to the hospital and rushed into surgery. Police say he’s in serious condition.
Thomas says he’s thankful he was able to do his job, and help someone who was in trouble. “I was just doing my job.”
Police are still looking for the two men. If you know anything call the Crimeline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.