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Detroit Gas Station Clerk Opens Fire At Man Stealing Potato Chips, Hits Innocent Customer

The victim is in serious condition.

July 24, 2019 - 8:06 am

(WWJ) A gas station clerk shot the wrong person after a failed robbery attempt on Detroit's west side Tuesday night. 

The suspected thief was allegedly trying to get away with several bags of potato chips when a worker at the Shell gas station at West Warren near the Southfield Freeway pulled out a gun.

He fired through the glass door, but hit a different person in the chest, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, is in serious condition.

The clerk and the suspected thief were both arrested.