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Security guard details encounter with alleged Jacksonville gunman prior to racially motivated shooting

The president of a historically Black college in Jacksonville said Monday that he is convinced a group of students and a security officer thwarted a potential campus massacre by the same gunman who is alleged to have killed three people in a racially motivated attack at a Dollar General store near the school. Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., president and CEO of Edward Waters University in the New Town neighborhood of Jacksonville, called Lt. Antonio Bailey a “hero” for confronting the alleged gunman and chasing him off campus after a group of students flagged him down and informed him about the “unwelcomed and unauthorized intruder on our campus.” “We, of course, now know that individual, motivated by racism, just within a span of a few minutes, later went on a coldblooded mass shooting spree, taking the lives of three innocent members of our New Town community,” Faison said during a news conference Monday afternoon attended by Bailey.

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