Undercover deputy involved in shooting at Brandon Westfield Mall
One man is in jail and another on the run after an undercover gun buy turned into a robbery, forcing the Brandon Westfield mall to go into lockdown mode Monday afternoon.
Around 4 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said an undercover deputy was buying guns off two men in the employee parking lot near the Cheesecake Factory, trying to get the guns off the streets.
The undercover deputy was robbed at gunpoint, and then the suspects ran off, at least one of them firing shot at other deputies who there for backup. No one was hurt. Deputies caught up to one suspect, and they are still looking for the second man.
The subject that was arrested right now is Jordan Gracia. He’s a 19-year-old individual. He has previously 26 felony charges already at the age of 19, 14 misdemeanors
Hillsborough County deputies said some bullets from the shooting hit a few cars. Detectives also recovered some of the guns that were for sale and kept the mall closed the rest of the day to finish their search.