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Here’s why an Ocala officer didn’t shoot a man who pointed a gun at him


OCALA, Fla. – When Ocala Police officer Jordan Decker was confronted with a gun in his face at a front door last month, the officer chose not to draw his weapon but instead go hand-to-hand.

Ocala Police Chief Mike Balkan said it was a split-second decision stemming from proper training that led to appropriate instincts. “This could have gone wrong eight ways to Sunday, and the fact that he was able to disarm the gentleman using the techniques is a tremendous testament to his training and capabilities,” Balken said.

Decker first encountered the man and woman in downtown Ocala after a report of a drunk couple causing a disturbance. Police body camera video shows the officer offering to drive the couple home.

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