Faulty gun prevents what could have been deadly mass shooting in Fort Worth

Posted on: 3:22 pm, September 26, 2013, by , updated on: 03:48pm, September 26, 2013

Fort Worth shooting

FORT WORTH, Texas – Authorities have charged a man accused of trying to shoot several people in a Fort Worth, Texas, McDonald’s.

Officials said they arrested Jestin Anthony Joseph Tuesday after what could have been a very serious incident but wasn’t because a faulty weapon.

Texas authorities said Joseph went into a McDonald’s in the south part of town and asked for a water cup.

They said surveillance video shows Joseph went to the water fountain and mumbled to himself before showing his gun.

Officials said he tried to shoot several people after he tried to rob customers and employees.

However, Joseph’s gun misfired each time.

He is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

His bond is set at $500,000.

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