JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One man was taken to the hospital Wednesday
night while another person was taken into police custody after a hit and
run near Regency Mall at the intersection of Southside and Atlantic boulevards.
Police say the victim, who was on foot, was struck around 7:45 p.m. as
the pickup truck drove down Southside and kept going. Skid marks could
be seen in a grassy median at the busy intersection, and the truck
knocked down a yield sign.
The victim, who police say is an adult male, was taken to Shands Jacksonville with
non-life threatening injuries. His name has not been released.
According to a police officer on the scene, witnesses John Bradley Avery II, 44, and Gary Gibson, 50, chased the
suspect down and Avery held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The
suspect's vehicle has bumper stickers that say "Criminals prefer unarmed
victims" and "The best homeland defense is an armed citizen."