DETROIT (WWJ) – A man was shot and killed Friday night after an apparent dispute over the price of condoms at a Detroit gas station.
WWJ’s Beth Fisher spoke to an employee at the BP gas station on Fenkell and Meyers, where the shooting took place on the city’s westside overnight. The employee said the argument was apparently over the price of a box of condoms.
He said the customer bought a box of condoms, but made a comment that he was overcharged and could have bought them somewhere else for a cheaper price. After being told he couldn’t get a refund, the customer allegedly began tossing items off the shelves. That’s when, according to the employee, the overnight clerk came out with a gun and fired a warning shot, which struck the customer in the shoulder.
Police say the customer was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries…
Well, that’s a hell of a ‘warning shot’. Blasted in the shoulder. All these years I thought a ‘warning shot’ was an actual firing of the gun as, you know, a warning. My bust. Not trying to defend this clown for throwing candy all over the gas station after he paid too much for condoms… but what the hell is going on in Detroit gas stations? So the guy overpaid for condoms… just give him a refund. Why not? They weren’t used… they were still in the package. So he stupidly starts throwing crap off the shelves… you shoot him? Talk about life taking a 180° on you. One second you’re making a quick run to the gas station to go home to your girl and get some… next thing you know, you’re getting overcharged for condoms, warning blasted in the shoulder, in the hospital… flatlined. Worst day ever.