Man Shot By Macomb Gas Station Clerk Charged With Felony Assault

It's alleged he attacked two clerks with a liquor bottle

WWJ News
December 10, 2019 - 12:53 pm
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MACOMB TWP. (WWJ) - Charges have been filed against a man accused in a bizarre attack at gas station in Macomb Township. 

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony warrant for the suspect, who was shot mulltiple times by a clerk, on two counts of Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder or By Strangulation. 

The suspect, a 30-year-old Shelby Township man whose name has not been released, remained in stable condition at a local hospital on Tuesday. Authorities said he is unable to speak, which will delay his arraignment in the case. 

The man was among three people injured in the incident Saturday night at the Mobil at Hall Rd. and Heydenreich in Macomb Township.

A little after 8 p.m., the sheriff's office said, the suspect walked into the business and immediately advanced towards two clerks behind the counter.  He grabbed a liquor bottle, according to investigators, and began to assault the clerks with it.

One of the clerks — a 28-year-old Macomb Township man  — shot the suspect multiple times, stopping the attack. 

One of the clerks called 911, and the suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to his abdomen, neck, chest and armpit, plus a graze wound to his head. He remained hospitalized Monday, officials said, although his condition is not known at his time

The shooter, who officials says does hold a valid concealed pistol license (CPL), was treated for injuries he suffered in the attack and was released. The other clerk, a 34-year-old Macomb man, was treated at the scene. 

As for what may have prompted the attack, that's still unclear. The sheriff's office said there is no known relationship between the clerks and the suspect. 

Sheriff's officials note that this wasn't their first encounter with the suspect that day. Earlier on Saturday, deputies responded to another business on Hall Rd. in Macomb on a report that the same man was acting suspicious. That time, officials said, it was found he didn't do anything criminal; he was told to leave the business and he did.

The investigation is ongoing.