Terrified Worker Jumps Into a Strangers Car During a Shooting
A panhandler in San Antonio wound up dead after becoming seriously violent and aggressive in a parking lot.
DEMANDING FAMILY TO LET HIM IN
According to family members, 26-year-old Alfredo Gonzalez struggled with mental health and drug addiction. Early this week, Gonzalez went over to a family member's house and became aggressive after demanding they let him inside.
FLAGPOLE INTO A WINDSHIELD
Angry and frustrated, Gonzalez left and went to a nearby Mcdonald's. While there, he became more violent. Gonzalez grabbed a flagpole and targeted a woman inside a vehicle, smashing out her windshield.
Police arrived immediately and confronted Gonzalez, who pulled out a knife and charged an officer. The officer shot at Gonzalez, killing him.
The gunshot echoed in the parking lot, scaring many employees and customers. “I was in the drive-thru when I heard the shots fired," Lisa Eicher said.
WORKERS TERRIFIED AS THEY RAN AWAY
Many of the customers and workers thought it was an active shooter after hearing shots and watching one of the store windows shatter. Employees began racing out of the store as fast as they could, trying to get away, “I saw the McDonald’s workers rushing out and I saw the fear in their eyes – I knew it was right here and we needed to get away quickly," Eicher said.
One terrified employee jumped into Eicher's car, who fled away with the employee in her car as she tried to get them both to a safe place.
The officer who shot and killed Gonzalez was put on administrative leave as part of their protocol. Alfredo Gonzalez's family members understood his mental health and drug issues and were heartbroken knowing how his life ended.