Security guards fatally shoot 2 people outside Florida club

AP News
Posted: Jan 02, 2018 2:57 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Security guards in Florida fatally shot two people, including a 15-year-old girl, after a series of fights outside a club that was hosting a teen night.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokesman Danny Alvarez said in a news release that fights erupted at The Club, prompting organizers to close its doors about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

He said that while between 150 and 200 people were leaving the building, security guards said they first heard fireworks and then gunshots.

Alvarez said that as the guards searched for the source of the shots, they saw a person firing a gun from a car.

Both returned fire, killing 25-year-old Jyhaad Grant and the teenager, Julissa Jackson.

The guards, Kenyon Williams, 28, and Connor Harm, 18, work for Eagle One Security Force, a licensed security company. Both men were licensed to carry a firearm.

Alvarez said no charges are pending at this time.