The heroic Bronx dad who was wounded as he shielded his three small children from gunfire at a Bronx car dealership this week lost his jobs because of the injury, according to a fundraising page launched by a friend.
Anthony Jefferson, 39, visited the used-car business on Boston Road in Eastchester around 7:30 p.m. Monday to look for a car to surprise the mother of his kids, Danica Jefferson, on her upcoming birthday.
Instead of leaving with a car, Jefferson found himself in the midst of a shootout — and was shot himself as he covered his children with his body to protect them from the bullets.
“Due to his injury, Anthony lost his job and has to have surgery to remove the bullet,” Serena Wingate, a close friend of Jefferson, posted on a GoFundMe page. “This Go Fund me is to help this heroic dad with his medical bills and his kids with therapy. They are beyond traumatized.”
Anthony lost both of his jobs — one as a head painter at a maintenance company and another as a construction worker, Danica Jefferson told TMZ, declining to name the companies.
The page has raised $12,100 of its $24,100 goal.