Donovan Stewart is not a man criminals want to mess with. The 60-year-old Miami resident shot and killed an armed robber Monday morning and told local media that he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.
“The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” Stewart told CBS Miami.
The robber apparently tried to ambush Stewart while he was catching some z’s in his van with his girlfriend and 11-year-old son.
“I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.”
Stewart showed the reporter how he managed to swat the AK out of his face while simultaneously grabbing his own handgun.
“So I thought you are you going to kill me so now I have to act quickly because I am trained,” he said. “You know I have a security license, I have a gun license and I have a state firearms license and a concealed weapons permit and I have a gun and I am a member of the NRA.”
“I am going to defend my life and those I love,” he continued. “My family is innocent and just don’t put an AK-47 in my face. I will not allow that to happen. This guy also hijacked a woman in a van and was found with her car key. He robbed another woman at gunpoint.”
The other victim was identified as Delilah Gaitor. The perp robbed her at gunpoint on Saturday morning, making off with her money, $600, her iPhone, and her 2018 Volkswagen.
Stewart issued a warning to other potential troublemakers.
“You want to come looking for trouble,” he said. “Come to me. Come to me. I wouldn’t do anything like this to anybody and they picked the wrong person in this case.”
Police meanwhile said that while the investigation is ongoing, this appears to be a lawful instance of self-defense.
“Everyone is cooperating,” said Maimi Police Officer Mike Vega, “but we still need to receive more information. We need to put this all together and determine what happened.”