A man who had just paid for his gas Saturday morning at a Shell station in West Palm Beach, Florida, was returning to his vehicle when three men approached him and demanded money, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told the Sun Sentinel.
But their target — apparently in no mood to hand over his hard-earned cash — had a counter proposal for the trio of crooks.
“The victim, in fear of this life, discharged his firearm, which he has a concealed weapons permit for, striking one of the suspects,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera told the paper in a statement.
'They tried to rob him, and he fired at them'
The gas station clerk — who would identify himself only as Mr. Nasser — told the Sun Sentinel the gun-toting customer appeared unhurt.
“The guy came in and paid for the gas, and they tried to rob him, and he fired at them,” Nasser told the paper. “He was not killed, but somebody was injured.”
Barbera noted to the Sun Sentinel that while all three suspects fled and that cops were still looking for two of them, the injured suspect is in custody and is expected to survive his wounds.
The paper said there was no immediate word on whether the customer who fired the shots would face any charges.