Florida pizza employee shoots, kills attacker in scary mask

HOLLY HILL, Florida. – Police say a Florida pizza shop employee was likely justified in fatally shooting a masked man hitting him with a wooden stick.

Holly Hill Police Chief Steve Aldrich tells the news outlets that Heriberto Feliciano was ambushed and turned out to be to defend itself.

Surveillance video shows the man in a scary clown mask with a wooden pole at Feliciano as he locked in a Little Caesars store Saturday night.

Feliciano told officers that the suspect also tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. He said, he drew his gun, for which he has a concealed weapons permit, and fired several shots at short distance. The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital; his identity is not confirmed immediately.

Police say Feliciano was in the hospital for face and shoulder injuries.

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