Gas station clerk held in shooting of 2 customers

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 22-year-old gas station clerk is in police custody after allegedly shooting two people at the station on Detroit’s west side early Saturday afternoon.

It was about 12:46 p.m. when the shooting took place at the Mobil Gas Station on the 14000 block of Joy Road, said Detroit Police spokesman Officer Dan Donakowski.

Donakowski said the clerk had a dispute with two customers, one a 41-year-old woman, one a 17-year-old boy, “over a transaction or a possible stolen item.”

A 22-year-old gas station clerk is in police custody after allegedly shooting two people at the station on Detroit’s west side early Saturday afternoon.

Then, Donakowski said, “the clerk comes from around the counter, follows victims outside, and fires shots.” The woman was hit in her knee, and the male took shrapnel in both of his legs. No further update on their condition was immediately available.

Saturday’s shooting marks at least the second time this month that a Mobil clerk in Metro Detroit was arrested for incidents that took place at their establishments.

On May 4 in Troy, at the Mobil at 25 E. 14 Mile, a woman had trouble using a credit card reader. Troy police say that a 25-year-old clerk, Abdelnasser Mohammed, “touched the victim’s groin area” and tried to arrange a quid pro quo in which he would help the woman and she would do a sexual favor for him.

Instead, she called the cops. Abdelnasser has been charged and arraigned and his case is working through the court system in Oakland County.

jdickson@detroitnews.com