Investigators released dramatic video showing an South Florida automotive shop owner turning the tables on an armed robber during a scuffle and frightening shootout that ended with both men wounded by gunfire.
Andrew Hepburn was sitting in the office of CAD Auto Parts in Oakland Park just before 1 p.m. Monday when the two gunmen entered, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.
One of the gunmen, later identified as 36-year-old Conrad Bloomfield, ordered the 39-year-old Hepburn to the ground face-down and pistol whipped him, officials said.
U.S. & World
The day's top national and international news.
Bloomfield tried to put Hepburn's hands behind him him but when Bloomfield became distracted by his accomplice, Hepburn grabbed at his legs and they began to fight, said Dani Moshella with BSO.
During the fight, Hepburn got Bloomfield's gun and shot him repeatedly. The second gunman then shot at Hepburn from outside the office, and one bullet went through a wall and hit Hepburn. Surveillance video released Tuesday shows the violent encounter.
The accomplice ran away from the scene, and a witness who was there also ran away, officials said.
Hepburn and Bloomfield were both taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment for gunshot wounds. Hepburn was doing well, but Bloomfield was listed in critical condition.
Detectives are looking for the accomplice, who fled the scene in a dark grey late model BMW. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.