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http://www.khou.com/news/local/-Surveillance-video-shows-man-shot-by-Valero-store-clerk-throw-first-punch-181127601.html

Alexander Calloway, 21, and his two cousins were trying to enter the gas station on Martin Luther King and Belarbor around 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked.

The young men got into an argument with the clerk, who unlocked his door and came outside, police said.

Someone punched the clerk in the face and the clerk pulled out his gun and shot Calloway in the stomach, according to HPD.

This is the same video at that link...

Looks to me like the clerk should be charged with some form of murder.

Yes, he got punched, but then to straight up shoot the guy... no.

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i read the thread title and thought, "man, that must've been some really bad punch."

this makes more sense.

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Yeah, not punch... a punch... sorry.

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http://www.khou.com/...-181127601.html

This is the same video at that link...

Looks to me like the clerk should be charged with some form of murder.

Yes, he got punched, but then to straight up shoot the guy... no.

He shouldn't have opened the door.

That said.

He was assaulted.

Out numbered.

So he defended himself.

Wonder who the guys were in quasi military grab walking with the protesters.

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He shouldn't have opened the door.

That said.

He was assaulted.

Out numbered.

So he defended himself.

Wonder who the guys were in quasi military grab walking with the protesters.

Agree that he shouldn't have opened the door... stupid.

He was attacked... after the punch, pointing the gun and telling them to go away would have been appropriate... pulling it out and shooting the guy just for the one punch was too far imo.

If both guys were punching him, it's different. One punch, from one guy, shooting is too much.

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If both guys were punching him, it's different. One punch, from one guy, shooting is too much.

It's easy to say what is "too much" when you aren't involved.

The more that I think about it, he might have become an accessory by opening the door.

Hard to draw a weapon when two people are pounding your face.

I would like to see the entire video.

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It's easy to say what is "too much" when you aren't involved.

The more that I think about it, he might have become an accessory by opening the door.

Hard to draw a weapon when two people are pounding your face.

I would like to see the entire video.

Agree with that... but from what I can see on the video, the shooting looks excessive.

Would also like to see the rest.

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i def would have quit working there after getting shot in the leg.

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Doubt anyone else punched him.

We've heard of the knock out games where the intent is to find unsuspecting people and knock them out and beat them. That dude took quite a shot to the jaw. That being said...I think he went overboard. As far as the dude shot, in no way is he innocent.

Did he die?

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Yes, I believe he is dead.

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Well that sucks. Seemed like a standup gentleman.

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Stupid for the guy to open the door. Stupid for him to shoot the guy.

The presence of a gun is enough to diffuse 99% of situations like this and all gun owners need to understand that. Just pull out the gun and tell him to leave - no need to shoot.

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