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 A man who attacked gas station clerks in Macomb Township was shot by one of the employees.

A man who attacked gas station clerks in Macomb Township was shot by one of the employees.

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Suspect charged after being shot by gas station clerk in attack

UPDATE: Suspect charged with a pair of felonies

By: Alex Szwarc, Nick Mordowanec | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published December 9, 2019


MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A suspect has now been charged in connection to a Dec. 7 shooting in Macomb Township.

On Dec. 10, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office charged the suspect with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, a felony.

“The suspect remains in stable condition at the hospital, however is unable to communicate at this time,” a press release states.

An update will be given when the suspect is arraigned, at which time his name will be released. 

On Dec. 7, around 8:10 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots being fired at a Mobil gas station near Hall and Heydenreich roads.

An investigation found that a man had entered the business “and immediately advanced towards two store clerks behind the counter,” according to the release.

The suspect, a 30-year-old Shelby Township man, allegedly grabbed a liquor bottle and began to assault the store clerks with it. One of the clerks reportedly shot the suspect, causing the attack to stop. The clerk has a valid concealed pistol license, according to Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Renee Yax.

The second clerk then contacted 911.

The suspect was transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen, neck, left chest, right armpit, and a graze to his head.

One clerk was also transported to the hospital for his injuries, and was then released. The other clerk was treated on scene.

There is no known relationship between the suspect and clerks.

Earlier that day, deputies were reportedly called to another business on Hall Road, in Macomb Township, for the same suspect allegedly acting suspicious. Yax said that upon the deputies’ arrival, the suspect was located and had not committed any crimes. He was told to leave the business and complied.