Armed employee stops workplace shooter on the Southside

It's a story of bravery, coming out of a tragedy.

After the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says an employee of B & L Landscape Company on the Southside opened fire Wednesday, killing a co-worker, witnesses now claim another employee stopped the incident from getting any worse.

They tell us Joseph Curry pulled out his own gun and stopped the shooter in his tracks.

Now we're hearing Curry's side of the story.

Curry says he had just arrived at work that morning, when the shooting started.

"I get out of the car and everybody's screaming, active shooter, active shooter," Curry says.

That's when he apparently pulled out his own gun, once he saw the shooter pick up a bat, after his gun jammed.

Curry says, "He's like, 'no, you need to put the gun down'. I was like, 'that's not gonna happen man. It's not. You just killed someone. I can't take my gun off of you. I can't.'"

Curry tells us he held the shooter at gunpoint, until he heard police sirens in the distance.

JSO arrested the suspected shooter shortly after, a few blocks away.

At this time, neither the victim, nor the suspect, have been identified by police.

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