Texas Dealership Honors Area First Responders After Shootout

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June 20, 2017—Area first responders were recognized at a special event for the public at Nissan of Greenville in Greenville, Texas, according to the Herald Banner.

The car dealership was the site of a gun battle that erupted on the night of May 30 that left three dead. Two bounty hunters, later identified as Fidel Garcia Jr. and Gabriel Bernal, posed as federal agents and approached Ramon Michael Hutchinson in the dealership with the intention of apprehending him for a reported sum of $3,000.

A gunfight ensued, which left all three dead. There were bystanders and employees present at the time of the incident, but no one else was injured.

Since that time, Nissan of Greenville, which suffered some broken windows as a result of the shootout, rebounded and reopened the following week. It was announced last week that the dealership would be hosting an event Saturday to recognize and honor area first responders, many of whom were instumental in responding to the shootout and keeping the bystanders safe.

Area pastors were invited to pray during the event. Pastor Debbie Leon of Redeemer Lutheran Church organized the group, and Pastors Jimmy Vaughn of Authentic Life Fellowship, Wally Jeffers of Hunt County Shared Ministries, Charlie Nassar of Top Rail Cowboy Church, Kelly Reagan of the Church at River Oaks, Jimmy Tsai of The Church of Royse City, Jeremiah Hill of Wesley Chapel CME and future Pastor of Campbell United Methodist Church Deana Lowe all spoke before the group to pray for first responders, Nissan of Greenville and the entire Greenville community.


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