Armed veteran helps Georgia police stop fleeing suspect: ‘Don’t make me kill you, because I will’

Story by Andrew Miller

An armed military veteran working at a Georgia food bank helped police by holding a suspect being chased by officers at gunpoint until they arrived.

William Joyner, a quick-thinking manager at Feeding GA Families and a military veteran, sprung to action on Monday evening in College Park, Georgia, when a suspect being chased by police rushed through the food bank parking lot with a gun, WAGA-TV reported.

After a fellow worker told him about the situation, Joyner grabbed his gun, chambered it, and rushed outside to assist. 

Joyner can be seen on security footage rushing outside with his gun drawn before confronting the suspect.

Georgia food bank manager William Joyner helped police apprehend a suspect during a chase. Feeding GA Families

“I told him to go to the ground, the police are on their way,” Joyner told WAGA-TV reporter Rob DiRienzo. “Just go to your knees with your hands up.”

The suspect, identified by police as 20-year-old Jordan Shelley, refused to show his other hand, according to Joyner.

“The whole time his hand was sliding down toward the gun,” Joyner explained. “I was telling him, don’t make me kill you, because I will.”

James Green, left, and Jordan Shelley WAGA-TV

At that point, a College Park police officer came around the corner with a taser and arrested the suspect.

“The whole time his hand was sliding down toward the gun,” Joyner explained. “I was telling him, don’t make me kill you, because I will.”

At that point, a College Park police officer came around the corner with a taser and arrested the suspect.

College Park, Georgia, police apprehended two suspects following a car chase on Monday. WAGA-TV

Police say Shelley and 21-year-old James Green allegedly fled from police in a stolen car before wrecking into a bus stop, at which point Green was apprehended and Shelley fled toward the food bank.

Shelley and Green are both facing obstruction charges and Green was additionally charged with theft and criminal damage to property, WAGA-TV reported.

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In a statement to Fox News Digital, Feeding GA Families said, “Every person (volunteer, staff, and client) on our premises becomes a part of our extended ‘family’. We have security measures in place, but will be implementing additional measures while we try to secure funding for a new home for the organization due to safety concerns, an increased clientele base and a much-needed expansion to better serve our communities in need.”

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