Valpo woman comes face to face with gunman

2012-05-26T00:00:00Z 2012-05-26T10:13:05Z Valpo woman comes face to face with gunmanBy Bob Kasarda, (219) 548-4345

VALPARAISO | Carolyn Biesen said she heard a commotion just outside her office at the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate building Friday morning and stepped out to find a man standing over an injured female co-worker.

Biesen, who works as the office controller, said she ordered the man, Roy L. Ferguson, 48, of Texas, to leave and he pulled out a handgun.

"He did not point it at me," she said. "He pointed it up, showing us he had a gun."

Biesen said she heard Ferguson fire two shots after she fled back to her office and later heard a series of shots believed to have been fired by police.

Ferguson had visited the business Thursday looking for a real estate agent, whom Ferguson said owed him money, she said.

Biesen was among 10 people in the building when the incident began. While making it out early and unharmed, she decided to stick around Friday afternoon and watch the events unfold.

"I don't want to leave until my co-workers are out," Biesen said from the scene.

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