1 suspect shot, 1 at large in attempted North Fresno ATM robbery

The suspects had the tables turned after they picked a victim who happened to be armed, and wasn't willing to go down easy.

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Friday, January 8, 2016
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Detectives say two robbery suspects may have targeted the wrong person when they tried to take money from a retired law enforcement officer with a concealed weapons permit.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- At around 5:15 on Friday morning Fresno Police say a sanitation worker for the City of Fresno pulled up to the Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU) ATM Machine in River Park to get $20 out for his lunch. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victim then heard a man say 'It sure is cold out here,' and as he turned around, the suspect attempted stunned him in the neck with a stun gun -- then stunned him in the lower back.

The victim then made his way back to his car and grabbed the gun in the door -- ordering the suspect to the ground. Investigators say initially the suspect, 32-year-old Jeremy Lynd of Elk Grove, complied until a woman, identified as 31-year-old Bobbie-Sue Alexandra Nicole Sevier of Ceres, pulled up yelling at the suspect to get in the car.

"And he did. She was driving out -- ended up striking the victim's vehicle while he was in it. At that point, he feared he was going to be struck by the vehicle, maneuvered his way around, and fired several rounds into the suspect vehicle," said Jerry Dyer, Fresno Police Chief. "One of those rounds penetrated the car stuck the female in the leg."

Dyer said both suspects ran away. Lynd ran away into the fog, and Sevier ran into the Starbucks before she was arrested.

The victim was a law enforcement officer for 14 years with extensive police training. He also has a concealed weapons permit.

At this point, Fresno Police believe the shooting was justified.

Police say the car the suspects were driving was stolen during a carjacking in Sacramento on New Year's Day. Bobbie-Sue Sevier was treated at the hospital before being booked into the Fresno County Jail. Jeremy Lynd is wanted and on the run.