If you thought your high school reunion was a nightmare, it was nothing compared to the horror that took place this past Saturday night at the Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria in East Peoria, Ill, where more than 100 attendees were celebrating the 15-year reunion of East Peoria High School’s class of 1999.
The Peoria Journal Star reports that Jason Moore (40) pulled a gun on his ex-wife Lori Moore (33) and her new boyfriend, Lance Griffel (36).
“After just a brief moment inside the bar, he pulled out a weapon and shot a female and a male,” said East Peoria Police Chief Dick Ganschow. The pair, pictured above, were pronounced dead on the scene.
But that was not the end of it. An off-duty FBI agent, who declined to be named, just happened to be at the bar and, acting in the heat of the moment, shot and killed the gunman, Jason Moore.
Police Chief Dick Ganschow believes the off-duty agent acted in the best interest of all parties involved:
“It’s very difficult to say. You can play the ‘what if’ game over and over again, but I think it’s pretty clear in his case the presence of this officer and his ability to take very quick and very decisive action prevented a further tragedy.”
Investigators are still reviewing footage from the bar and questioning all of the many witnesses, including a motorcycle gang who just so happened to be hanging out there that evening.
Read more: (Peoria Journal Star)
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