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Deadly shooting allegedly over price of condoms at Detroit gas station

The BP Station on Fenkell in Detroit where a customer was shot, reportedly over the price of a box of condoms. (CBS Detroit/Beth Fisher)

The BP station in Detroit where a customer was fatally shot, reportedly arguing over the price of a box of condoms.
CBS Detroit/Beth Fisher

(CBS/WWJ) DETROIT - A customer at a Detroit gas station was shot and killed Friday night by a store clerk, apparently during a dispute over the price of condoms.

An employee at the BP gas station where the shooting took place told CBS Detroit the customer bought a box of condoms, but claimed he was overcharged and could have bought them somewhere else for a cheaper price.

When told he would not be given a refund, the customer allegedly began tossing items off the shelves, CBS Detroit reports. The employee says the overnight clerk came out with a gun and fired what was meant to be a warning shot, which struck the customer in the shoulder.

Police say the customer was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. They say the store clerk, whose name has not been released, is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Crimesider Staff

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