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Video: Crook attacks gas station clerk behind counter. But clerk — who has concealed weapons permit — pulls gun and shoots his assailant.

Image source: WTVJ-TV video screenshot

Police in Miramar, Florida, said a man entered a Sunoco gas station store Tuesday night, went behind the counter, and physically attacked the clerk — an incident caught on store surveillance video.

What happened?

Miramar Police officials, citing an arrest report, told WTVJ-TV that around 7:30 p.m. the suspect hit the clerk multiple times with his hands and then threw the clerk to the ground and continued to struggle with him.

Image source: WTVJ-TV video screenshot

Video also shows the assailant throwing the clerk against the counter multiple times.

Image source: WTVJ-TV video screenshot

But the clerk — who has a concealed weapons permit — pulled a gun from his waistband and fired several shots at his attacker, the station said, citing the report.

An apparent Miramar official told WTVJ in its video report that the attacker was struck by at least one bullet.

Image source: WTVJ-TV video screenshot

The suspect — identified as 33-year-old Jeffrey Jean-Philippe — fled the scene, the station said. But police found him a few blocks away in front of a home, bloodied and injured, after which he was taken to a hospital in stable condition, WTVJ said.

Police added to the station that once Jean-Philippe recovers, he'll be charged with burglary and battery.

Police told the Miami Herald the clerk won't face charges since he was defending himself.

'I'm a person who likes to work every day'

Despite bruises and cuts all over his body, the clerk — who didn't want to give WTVJ his name — told the station he returned to work the very next night because he wants to provide for his family as much as he can.

"I'm a person who likes to work every day," the clerk told WTVJ.

When the station's reporter asked him if he was scared at all, the clerk replied, "If I was scared I would not come behind the counter, because I never did something wrong with people."

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