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7-Eleven Clerk Shoots Beer Thief, Now Charged with Murder in Texas

A Dallas convenience store clerk is facing murder charges after shooting at two thieves who tried to steal beer from a 7-11; and one of the men he shot died.

As the Star-Telegram reports, 7-11 gas station clerk 23-year-old Delon Johnson called police on Wednesday night to say he had shot at two men who were stealing beer from the store. According to the report, the two men allegedly stole four cases of beer from inside the store and Johnson said he followed them into the parking lot, demanding they return the items.

When the men did not cooperate, Johnson allegedly fired at them. It is unclear if the weapon belonged to Johnson or the store.

One of the men was mortally wounded as the pair tried to flee the scene. Police discovered the gunshot victim in a vehicle about a mile away from the 7-11. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second man reportedly ran away from the scene and has not yet been located, according to the Star-Telegram.

Johnson has been arrested and charged with murder. The report does not provide any details about if and where he is in custody.

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