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Store Clerk Shoots Robber in Face in Self Defense

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A robbery attempt was foiled after a store clerk shot an alleged thief.

The incident occurred at the Snappy Convenience Store, located at 115 SE 10th St., Friday night.

Store clerk Samir Al-Madi, 25, told Broward's Sheriff's Office robbery detectives he was on the telephone when he saw a hooded man approaching the store.

According to BSO, when the suspect, 24-year-old Alexander Brown, pulled out his gun on Al-Madi, Al-Madi reached for a gun and shot Brown in the jaw. Freddy Al-Madi, owner of the convenience store and father of the clerk, said, "He walked in and he tried to kill him. He did not come in here just to rob. The guy was ready. The gun was ready."

When Brown tried to get up, Al-Madi felt threatened once again and shot Brown again.

Brown was taken to North Broward Medical Center. He is expected to survive.

There were no customers in the store at the time of the attempted robbery.

BSO said once Brown is out of the hospital, he will be charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an altered firearm.

Brown was released from state prison a year ago. He served time for burglary.

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Added: Jul-10-2013 Occurred On: Jul-10-2013
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