Fort Worth police said the city “avoided a major tragedy” Tuesday night when a gunman tried to fire at least five shots inside crowded McDonald’s restaurant but his pistol malfunctioned.
Surveillance video released late Thursday shows Jestin Anthony Joseph, 24, pulling the trigger several times while attempting to rob customers and employees, police said.
Incredibly, the gunman walked outside and fired his gun successfully in the air, police said. He walked back inside and tried to shoot again, but the gun again malfunctioned.
“I’ve never seen a video like this before,” said Fort Worth police robbery detective Joe Loughman. “My gut feeling is the city of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth police department avoided a major tragedy on Tuesday night.”