Gas Station Clerk Shoots Assailant Who Punched Him in the Face…and Loses His Job

A Texas gas station clerk who shot a man who first punched him in the face has lost his job, the store’s owner said.

Police said the Houston-area Valero station clerk was acting in self-defense when 21-year-old Alexander Calloway and two companions tried to enter the store after hours at 3:30 a.m., KHOU-TV reported. Surveillance video released Tuesday by store owner George Hlaiheo shows Calloway first punching the clerk in the face before the clerk pulls out a gun and opens fire.

Calloway’s companions rushed him to a nearby fire station, after which he was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition, the station reported. (theblaze)