Armed man fatally shot by store clerks in Deerfield Beach identified

Raymond Prescott II shot, killed at Snappy Convenience Store


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – An armed man who was fatally shot by employees at a Deerfield Beach convenience store has been identified by the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Deputies received a call at 7:40 p.m. Friday about a robbery at Snappy Convenience Store at 115 SE 10th St.

Two store clerks -- who had been working at the store for about six months -- and a customer were inside the store when an armed man, identified as Raymond Prescott II, 44, entered the store, BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said.

Prescott wore gloves and a mask and intended to rob the store, Carter said. He stood behind the customer, pointed his gun at the clerks and demanded they give him the money, Carter said.

One of the clerks reached for a gun that the store kept behind the counter after seeing the robber raise his weapon. Carter said Prescott fired two shots in the direction of the customer and clerks.

Bullets went past the clerk's head and he returned fire. Once the robber fired his weapon, the other clerk reached for a second gun from under the counter and also returned fire, Carter said.

Prescott was shot twice and died at the scene.

The two store clerks and the customer were not hurt in the incident. Carter said the store's owner, who was in the back office during the incident, was also not injured.

Detectives believe Prescott may be involved in other similar crimes in Palm Beach and Broward counties. He had a criminal history relating to drug trafficking and was on probation, deputies said.

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