Student Posts Smiling Selfie On Snapchat After Being Shot By Gunman
A man who was shot in the shoulder took a smiling selfie with the wound and posted it online.
Catering student Ryan Martinez was hit during a four hour rampage where a gunman opened fire,killing one and injuring at least five others.
Martinez, 20, of Mesa, Arizona, says suspect Ryan Giroux allegedly approached him and told him to hand over the keys to his car.
When Martinez said no, Giroux allegedly shot him. Immediately afterwards Martinez posted a photo of his blood-spattered chef tunic on Snapchat.
He wrote: "He came in and demanded my keys for a getaway car. Of course i said no, and next was him pulling out a gun and cocking it.
"Soon as i saw it i started stepping back. And yelled for everyone to step back and get down. Next thing i knew i was hitting the ground, got up as fast as i fell, and ran out the back exit.
He added: "So im home and well! I have no complicated injuries and should heal fine.
"I had a bullet hit me from behind and go through my shoulder and out my collar area. Any higher or lower and it coulda being an artery or my collar bone. Following a short standoff the gunman surrendered to police and was led away in handcuffs.
The suspect was later identified as Ryan Elliot Giroux - a bald, white man in his 40s.
Prison records show he was released from Arizona prison, where he was connected to white supremacy groups, in 2013.
He had served five years for a number of charges, including second degree burglary and marijuana possession.
Witnesses said Giroux the man taken away by place had similar tattoos to Giroux, including a Celtic cross on his chin and the words ‘SKIN’ and “HEAD’ above his eyebrows.
Any higher or lower it coulda hit a artery, or shatter my shoulder blade. It was a miracle hit."
#MesaShooting victim, EVIT student Isaac Martinez uses social media to share his day with his friends. pic.twitter.com/53ICdTcndq
— Yihyun Jeong (@yihyun_jeong) March 19, 2015