When this thug tried to go on a Christmas Eve rampage, he had another thing coming. Can you imagine what would have happened if this armed off-duty cop wasn’t there?
The armed gunman who was killed inside a crowded North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve has been identified as Daquan Antonio Westbrook, a rapper who also goes by the name Donkey Cartel.
Westbrook, 18, reportedly got into an argument with a group of men at a Journey’s store inside the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, and stormed after them while pulling out a gun from inside his pants – a moment one shopper managed to get a photo of in the middle of the terrifying incident.
Once he left the store at least one off-duty officer, Thomas Ferguson, rushed to the scene and told him to drop his weapon.
When he allegedly refused to do so and then pointed his gun at Ferguson, he and possibly other officers on the scene opened fire, killing Westbrook.
It is still unclear if Westbrook ever fired his gun and how many officers opened fire on the teenager.
‘Five guys started fighting, two of them ran out of the store when the third guy came out of the store he pulled out a gun,’ eyewitness James Elliott told WBTV.
‘Officer stepped up, said put your gun down, he turned around and opened fire.’
Emmanuel Daniels, who was inside Journey’s when she heard the gunshots, described the tense environment inside the mall.
Read more: Daily Mail