Thursday, September 28, 2017

William Chrisman Iraq Veteran Killed on Second Job Protecting Woman

Security guard shot, killed outside of Jacksonville strip club was veteran, father

CBS 47 Action News
September 27, 2017



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The man killed trying to break up a fight outside of a Jacksonville strip club early Wednesday morning was a veteran and a father, his family tells Action News Jax.

William Chrisman was an Iraq War veteran who did two tours and had four young children, his father-in-law Mike Ellis Cooper said.
Cooper said Chrisman also worked for Harley-Davidson in Jacksonville. Chrisman worked at Flash Dancers two nights a week to pick up some extra cash. He wasn't supposed to work that night, but someone called in so he picked up the extra shift, Cooper said.
Chrisman was trying to break up a fight between two customers that started inside the club when he was shot in the parking lot of Flash Dancers early Wednesday morning.

“He was standing up for somebody that was weaker, that was being picked on. He stepped in to stop it, (which) ended up costing him his life,” Cooper said.

Anyone with information on those individuals is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous.