JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A sailor stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville is in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville after being shot during a robbery last week, according to our news partner The Florida Times-Union.
Thirty-three-year-old Brett Parks was at the Colony of Deerwood apartment complex near the St. Johns Town center Wednesday, October 17, according to the T-U.
Parks was there to meet with a potential client for his part-time personal training business.
The T-U said someone in the pool area began yelling for help and saw a man, later identified by police as 22-year-old Courtney James Phillips, running across the parking lot. Phillips, the T-U said, had robbed someone at the pool area.
Parks and the robbery victim tried to stop Phillips. The T-U said when Parks attempted to intervene, Phillips shot him twice, hitting him in the stomach.
Police arrested Phillips at an apartment complex on Old Baymeadows Road on charges of aggravated battery, armed robbery, resisting an officer without violence and driving without a license. He is currently being held at the Duval County Jail and is not eligible to receive bond.
The T-U said Parks, who is married with a 16-month old son and a daughter on the way, is in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville. Doctors had to perform surgery to save Parks' right leg due to the bullet hitting an artery and him losing a large amount of blood, our news partner reports.
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